Louisiana flooding as seen in Sentinel imagery

As we mentioned in Monday’s post, southern Louisiana is experiencing major flooding. One of the worst affected areas is to the east of Baton Rouge, where the Amite River has burst its banks, flooding several neighbourhoods.

We were able to find a Sentinel image captured on August 14th, 2016 which shows the extent of the flooding at that time.


Copernicus Sentinel data, 2016.

And zooming in a bit:


Copernicus Sentinel data, 2016.

To see the image in Google Earth, download this KML file

The original Sentinel image covers a lot more area than we have shown here or included in the KML, but much of the image includes thick cloud cover and we focused on the area with the worst flooding to keep the file size reasonable.

About Timothy Whitehead

Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.






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