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Satellite images reveal what the deadly destruction of Libya looks like after the floods

Experts from the United States and Europe released a series of photographs taken from space where the fatal destruction in Libya because of ifloods caused by typhoon Daniel that hit the African country on September 10.

After passing through the Mediterranean basin, Hurricane Daniel hit the Libyan cities of Derna and Benghazi, where it destroyed buildings and left a balance of nearly seven thousand people and thousands missing.

NASA shows the damage caused by heavy rain in Libya

The images taken by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) show the region of Cyrenaica before and after the storm. The first picture shows that region before the flood on September 7. While the second image, captured on September 13, shows water filling low-lying areas and valleys inland from the coast.

The images were captured using NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on the Terra satellite (MODIS). However, experts caution against that Flooding and damage in the city of Derna They are more visible in natural color captures and not false color like this.

In fact, MODIS took the following image on September 10 just as Daniel was about to make landfall in northeastern Libya.

NOAA revealed the damage Daniel caused to Libya’s electricity infrastructure

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) allowed us to observe what the Libyan territory looks like after the flood and the damage caused to the electrical infrastructure.

Two pictures taken by NOAA VIIRS sensor and shared by the scientist Simon Garbo from the United Kingdom on the social network X, formerly Twitter, showed a significant reduction in the number of lights at night after the flood.

In the photo on the left you can see the mark of bright lights which spans the entire coast of Libya. However, in the image on the right there is much less lighting due to bad weather.

Copernicus shows the Libyan desert before and after the floods from space

For its part, the European Union, through the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites, released a pair of photographs taken on September 2 and 12. It shows the Libyan Desert before and after Hurricane Daniel.

In the picture on the left you can see the Libyan desert in its normal state, while the image on the right shows the same areas but flooded with cyan and blue tones.

The data on Satellite Copernicus Sentinel They allow flood-affected areas to be identified and mapped in high definition, ensuring accurate monitoring and timely response during floods.

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