DATASET

Floods in Solingen, Germany (2021-08-27)

Collection: CEMS-RRM : CEMS Risk and Recovery Mapping 

Description


Activation date: 2021-08-27
Event type: Flood

Activation reason:


A series of storms throughout June and July 2021 left ground saturated in Western Germany. This was followed by heavy rainfall from 12 July, and in particular on 14 July. These rains affected North Rhine Westphalia area where a severe flood event occurred over the next few days along the Moselle, Rhine, and Ruhr rivers.Consequently, catastrophic floods in western Germany devastated communities and claimed at least 187 lives. More than 20 people are still missing after the disaster, which came after heavy rainfall caused scores of rivers to burst their banks and led to the loss of large numbers of houses, roads, and bridges.The CEMS Risk and Recovery has been activated to provide a retrospective assessment of flood that took place in Solingen, via the STANDARD product P06 Temporal analyses of occurred flood events.

Contact

Email
jrc-ems-rapidmapping (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2021): Floods in Solingen, Germany (2021-08-27). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/833466a8-688b-4ae7-9ada-55fde91614cb

Keywords

Copernicus Emergency Management Service Risk and Recovery Mapping Activation Copernicus EMS Copernicus Service DEU Emergency Management Germany Mapping EMSN105 Emergency Risk and Recovery Mapping Flood CEMS Copernicus Copernicus Emergency Management Service

Data access

Copernicus EMS Risk and Recovery Mapping Activation [EMSN105]: Floods in Solingen, Germany (2021-08-27)
URL 
  • Maps produced in scope of this Copernicus EMS Risk and Recovery Mapping activation downloadable as georeferenced PDFs, TIFFs and JPEGs together with relevant geodatabase (GDB) and complete final report as well.

Spatial coverage

Type Value
GML
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GEO
POLYGON((-180 90,180 90,180 -90,-180 -90,-180 90))
GEO
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Lineage information

No additional information

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2021-09-03
Modified date
2021-09-03
Issued date
2021-08-27
Landing page
https://emergency.copernicus.eu/EMSN105 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Regions and cities, Science and technology
Update frequency
unknown
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/833466a8-688b-4ae7-9ada-55fde91614cb
Popularity
23 Sep 2021: 1 visits