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Flood in India

Friday, 26 August 2016

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
India
Date of Charter Activation:
26 August 2016
Time of Charter Activation:
14:16:40
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:
ISRO
Project Management:
NRSC

Description of the event

Heavy monsoon rain has triggered floods across India with around 300 people feared to be dead and up to 6 million people affected by flood waters.

Eastern and central India, in particular the states of Bihar Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat were among worst affected areas.

The severity of the floods has prompted the Prime Minister to provide additional support from the federal government.

Displaced people are continually being moved to higher ground and are being provided with food and basic shelters. The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast more rain over the coming days.

Comparison of the area from Kanthi Ghat to Chimni Ghat in Patna District before and after the flood

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-flood: 08/04/2015
Post-flood: 28/08/2016

Copyright: CNES 2016 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO

Comparison of Patna Ghat railway station before and after the flood

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-flood: 08/04/2015
Post-flood: 28/08/2016

Copyright: CNES 2016 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO

Comparison of Bhagalpur before and after the flood

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-flood: 15/02/2016
Post-flood: 28/08/2016

Copyright: CNES 2016 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO