Overall Green alert Flood
in Jamaica

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: 1101070
Deaths: 0
Displaced: 10400
Region: Cave Valley, Pinar del Río
Countries: Jamaica
From - To 26 Aug - 28 Aug
Known identifiers for this event:

GDACS Score

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Impact Assessement as of 30-08-2021

SENDAI Indicator B N Country Location Info
displaced 10400 Cuba Pinar del Río
SENDAI Indicator D N Country Location Info
roads 1 Jamaica Cave Valley

Satellite Observation

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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 0 deaths and 20800 displaced 26 Aug 2021 28 Aug 2021 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.