Overall Green alert Flood
in Kenya

Flood impact summary

This flood is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID: 4043
Deaths: 63
Displaced: 18633
Known identifiers for this event: 0


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.

Impact Assesement as of 28-03-2013

Satellite Observation


Timeline of revisions

For accessing reports of previous advisories, please click on the advisory number in the table below.

IDAlert ColorPopulation affectedSourceDate added
1 1 killed and 5000 displaced DFO 01 Jan 1900 00:00
2 1 killed and 5000 displaced DFO 04 Apr 2013 09:31
3 1 killed and 5000 displaced DFO 09 Apr 2013 00:01
4 36 killed and 18633 displaced DFO 12 Apr 2013 18:31
5 36 killed and 18633 displaced DFO 18 Apr 2013 00:01
6 63 killed and 18633 displaced DFO 30 Apr 2013 06:31
7 63 killed and 18633 displaced DFO 06 May 2013 14:49

Flood polygons

This polygon (translucent blue with a blue border) is drawn by the analysts recording the flood event. It is meant to include all the areas reported as affected, by official source or the media. It does not represent the area actually under water.

Microwave flood detection

Flooded area, as detected in microwaves by the Global Flood Detection System of the JRC, based on NASA TRMM/GPM observations. This system has a rather low resolution (of 5-10km) but is not affected by clouds.
For more details, see http://www.unisdr.org/files/9622_LBNA23303ENC002.pdf.
The areas with a flood signal along the coast are an artefact of the system and should not be considered.

Optical Flood detection

Flooded area as detected in optical wavelengths by NASA/MODIS, known as "MODIS Flood Product". Data are made available by NASA GSFC Flood Mapping Project, http://oas.gsfc.nasa.gov/floodmap/index.html. Resolution of 250m, heavily affected by cloud cover.