Overall Green alert Flood
in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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: 1101735
Deaths: 0
Displaced: -
Region: Lukula
Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
From - To 01 Jan - 03 Jan
Known identifiers for this event:


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Impact Assessement as of 06-01-2023

SENDAI Indicator B N Country Location Info
affected 952 Democratic Republic of the Congo Lukula
SENDAI Indicator C N Country Location Info
houses 136 Democratic Republic of the Congo Lukula

Satellite Observation

Satellite-based Flood extent provided by GLOFAS
Overall of the satellite-based flooded area from / to : 2022-10-25 / 2023-01-13  

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 09 Nov 2022 10 Nov 2022 FloodList
2 7 deaths 09 Nov 2022 11 Nov 2022 FloodList
3 0 deaths 01 Nov 2022 31 Dec 2022 FloodList
4 0 deaths 01 Jan 2023 03 Jan 2023 FloodList
5 9 deaths and 300 displaced 04 Jan 2023 06 Jan 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.