Extreme rainfall causes East Australia’s worst flooding in half a century. Our high-resolution SPOT imagery has captured the widespread flooding in New South Wales, along the Hawkesbury River Valley at North Richmond, Windsor and downstream following extreme weather conditions, in this image from 24th March, 2021.
In March 2021, extreme weather conditions and heavy rain fell over New South Wales, Australia causing severe flooding and damage. The worst affected reasons have been mid-north coast towns of Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Laurieton and Taree, and west Sydney in areas around Penrith and the Hawkesbury-Nepean valley. Many homes have been flooded and thousands of people have sought emergency shelter from the wind and rains.
When a flooding event occurs, satellite imagery can provide invaluable support for monitoring their impact and for post-event crisis management. In such circumstances, Airbus Defence and Space’s Constellation of satellites provides an efficient response thanks to its daily revisit capability and its weather independence.
Airbus’ SPOT 6 satellite imagery captured on Tuesday 24th March shows widespread flooding along the Hawkesbury River Valley at North Richmond, Windsor and downstream following extreme weather conditions.
SPOT 6 forms part of the Airbus Defence and Space constellation of optical and radar satellites with superior change detection capabilities that help to support flood damage assessment.