Overall Green alert Flood
in South Africa

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: 1102002
Deaths: 0
Displaced: 1200
Region: Nelson Mandela Bay
Countries: South Africa
From - To 14 May - 16 May
Known identifiers for this event:

GDACS Score

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Impact Assessement as of 15-05-2023

SENDAI Indicator B N Country Location Info
displaced 1200 South Africa Nelson Mandela Bay

Satellite Observation

Satellite-based Flood extent provided by GLOFAS
Overall of the satellite-based flooded area from / to : 2023-05-07 / 2023-05-23  

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 1200 displaced 14 May 2023 16 May 2023 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.