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The pre-operational GMES service offered by SAFER was activated several times during the period April – May 2009

In April and May 2009, heavy and long lasting rainfall led to serious flooding in the north of Brazil, with several people killed and more than 300000 people displaced.

SAFER provided pre-disaster overview maps of affected regions.

on 25 May 2009, the tropical cyclone Aila hit the coast of West Bengal, thus affecting more than 3 million people and killing 80 people. Activated through the World Food Programme, SAFER provides a wide range of maps: hydrological reference maps, rapid land cover reference space maps, impact space maps, flood dynamic draw-off maps, etc.

More information is available on the SAFER project website