Minimize Satellite Planning for Floods in Brazil, January 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 5, 2012 (From AFP) - A dike burst in Brazil's flood-hit northern Rio de Janeiro state Thursday, forcing the evacuation of nearly 4,000 residents, authorities said. Rising water levels on the Muriae river due to the torrential rains of the past few days caused the rupture of a bridge that serves as a dike protecting the town of Campos do Goytacazes, rescue officials said. The rising waters destroyed part of the bridge and opened a hole of nearly 20 meters (60 feet), flooding the Tres Vendas area in a matter of hours. Aerial television pictures showed the slow advance of flood waters and residents fleeing the area. Authorities said the water rose between 3.5 and four meters (11 to 13 feet). Floods caused by heavy rains have left eight people dead and forced the evacuation of more than 15,000 people in the southeastern states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, officials said. Exactly a year ago, flooding and landslides left more than 1,000 people dead or missing in the mountainous area of Rio de Janeiro state.

EOLI plot of the Envisat ASAR planning
Ident Mission Abs. Orbit Start Time Stop Time Instrument Mode Acq. Date
1 Envisat 51589 12:25:17 12:26:17 ASA_WS_HH 10 Jan 2012
Area Map

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