Overall Red alert Flood
in British Virgin Islands, The Bahamas

Flood impact summary

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

GDACS ID: 1100185
Deaths: 93
Displaced: 5400
Region: Bahamas
Countries: British Virgin Islands, The Bahamas
From - To 28 Aug - 28 Aug
Known identifiers for this event:


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.

Impact Assessement as of 28-08-2019

SENDAI Indicator A N Country Location Info
death 50 The Bahamas Bahamas
death 43 The Bahamas The Bahamas
SENDAI Indicator B N Country Location Info
affected 76000 The Bahamas The Bahamas
affected - The Bahamas The Bahamas
displaced 5400 British Virgin Islands, The Bahamas -
SENDAI Indicator C N Country Location Info
houses damaged 13000 The Bahamas Bahamas

Satellite Observation


Timeline of revisions

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

IDAlert ColorPopulation affectedStart DateEnd DateSource
1 50 deaths and 5400 displaced 28 Aug 2019 28 Aug 2019 FloodList
2 43 deaths 28 Aug 2019 28 Aug 2019 FloodList

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.