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Flood and landslide in India

Monday, 30 March 2015

Type of Event:
Flood, Landslide
Location of Event:
Jammu and Kashmir State, India
Date of Charter Activation:
30 March 2015
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Project Management:
National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC)

Description of the event

Jammu and Kashmir State in India is experiencing flooding following several days of heavy rain.

The flooding and resulting landslides have killed 16 people and several hundred people have been evacuated.

The 16 casualties were caused when landslides crushed two houses in Chadoora without any warning. For safety, residents in the area have been evacuated, and other people in the area have been advised to move to higher ground until the situation ends.

In addition, water levels in the Jhelum River have been at a danger level during the rain, and are at risk of overflowing.

Many areas, including the summer capital of the state, Srinigar, have been flooded. While the flood waters have started receding, and the rain has stopped, forecasts suggest there may be more rain in the near future.

Inundation recession map following heavy rain in Jammu and Kashmir State

Source: RapidEye / KOMPSAT / RISAT-1
Acquired: RapidEye: 05/04/2015 and 06/04/2015
KOMPSAT: 05/04/2015
RISAT-1: 14/08/2014

Copyright: RapidEye © BlackBridge AG 2015, all rights reserved
RISAT-1 © Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Map produced by NRSC

Inundation due to heavy rain in Jammu & Kashmir State, India

Source: RISAT-1 / TerraSAR-X
Acquired: RISAT-1: 14/08/2014 & 02/04/2015
TerraSAR-X: 02/04/2015

Copyright: RISAT-1 © Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2015 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by NRSC