Last update: September 19th, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows widespread flooding across Sudan after torrential rainfall in July and August of 2019.
By September, there were reports of flooding in 16 of Sudan’s 18 states, including the capital city of Khartoum.
An estimated 78 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands have been displaced.
The image, which is focused on the Sudanese states of White Nile and Blue Nile, was captured on August 31 by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory