DFO 2003-248

Flooding: 09/22/03 - ongoing (as of 10/07/03)

Eastern Nigeria - Benue River

Detailed Locations:
Eastern Nigeria - States: Adamawa, Benue -Local Government areas: Numan, Demsa, Lamurde, Shelleng, Borrong, Fufore, Gurin, Villpi, Gyawana, Kiri, Yola Central, Yola North, Yola South, Malabu
Cameroon -

Benue River
Release from Labdo Dam in Cameroun

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: no data Displaced: 1000 Damages: no data Affected Region ( sq km): 137,700 Severity Class* : 1 Flood Magnitude**: 9.5 MODIS flood inundation limit file names***:


Map preparation and image analysis: Elaine Anderson

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