DFO 2003-193

Flooding: 08/03/03 - ongoing (as of 08/25/03)

Sudan - White Nile Region

El-Gedaref, Gezira, Sinnar and White Nile states

Detailed Locations:
East central Sudan
El-Gedaref state - Fau area; Riwina, Garia.
Gezira state - Managil district
Sinnar state -
White Nile state - Kosti area. Kenana, Rabak. Gabalain.
Unity State - Bentiu area.

Rivers: White Nile region, Blue Nile

El-Gedaref - Heavy rains flood a canal inundating 6 villages and "vast cultivated areas", 3,000 families homeless, 625 houses destroyed, several towns and villages isolated.
Gezira - Torrential rains hit several villages in the Managil district; 226 houses destroyed, livestock killed.
August 19 - heavy rains are continuing, two more deaths reported in Dosti and Rabak.
MODIS observations of flooding in the White Nile Region on August 4, 6, 11,13, 15, 22, 24, 25.

Dead: 7 Displaced: 13,000 Damages: no data Affected Region ( sq km): 118,400 Severity Class* : 1 Flood Magnitude**: 10.8 MODIS flood inundation limit file names***:


Map preparation and image analysis: Elaine Anderson

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