DFO 2003-243

Flooding: 09/22/03 - 9/30/03

Western Mexico - Hurrican Marty

Detailed Locations:
Baja California Sur state - La Paz, Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo
Sinaloa state - Culiacan area.
Sonora state -
Nayarit State -

Nayarit State - Rio Grande de Santiago

MODIS observations of Benue river at high levels beginning on September 9. On September 22 Nigeria prepares for an "impending flood disaster", as the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon makes plans to release water. On September 25 Nigeria's Adamawa state reports 25 local governernment areas submerged by the Benue River; at least 203 houses washed away. "properties worth millions of naira were destroyed". Additional MODIS observations of high levels on the Benue river on September 16, 23, 25

Dead: 2 Displaced: 6,000 Damages: no data Affected Region ( sq km): 114,000 Severity Class* : 1 Flood Magnitude**: 7.4 MODIS flood inundation limit file names***:


Map preparation and image analysis: Elaine Anderson

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