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Flood in northern India

Monday, 18 August 2014

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Northern India
Date of Charter Activation:
18 August 2014
Charter Requestor:
NRSC / ISRO
Project Management:
NRSC / ISRO

Description of the event

Floods caused by heavy rains in the Himalayas have triggered flooding in many parts of India with Uttarakhand, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in the north being worst affected. In total up to 1500 villages have been affected with a death toll of over 60 and many more people missing.

Uttarakhand was badly affected with 48 hours of continuous rain causing landslides and flooding. 17 people are reported to have been killed in a landslide, with 6 more people left injured.

The state of Uttar Pradesh - which neighbours Nepal - was also inundated. Major rivers and tributaries in the area have risen to dangerous levels, flooding many large areas. Thousands of people have been left cut off and homeless across the districts of Uttar Pradesh, with reports of the death toll in the area approaching 30.

Local authorities are concerned that a lack of clean drinking water, food and sanitation means the possibility of water-borne diseases increases. Rescuers have been attempting to reach the villages via submerged roads to deliver food, tents and medicine.

Flooded areas in Bihar State, India

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 22/08/2014

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2014 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by NRSC / ISRO

Flooded areas in Muzaffarpur and Darbhanga Districts, Bihar State, India

Source: ResourceSat-2 / TerraSAR-X
Acquired: ResourceSat-2: 16/03/2014
TerraSAR-X: 22/08/2014

Copyright: ResourceSat-2 © ISRO
TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2014 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by NRSC / ISRO

Flooded areas in Uttar Pradesh State, India

Source: ResourceSat-2 / UK-DMC2
Acquired: ResourceSat-2: 05/05/2014
UK-DMC2: 20/08/2014

Copyright: ResourceSat-2 © ISRO
UK-DMC2 © 2014 Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), DMC International Imaging (DMCii)
Map produced by NRSC / ISRO

Flooded areas in Uttar Pradesh State, India

Source: UK-DMC2
Acquired: 20/08/2014

Copyright: DMCii 2014, all rights reserved
Map produced by NRSC / ISRO

Flooded areas in Muzaffarpur and Darbhanga Districts, Bihar State, India

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 22/08/2014

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2014 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by NRSC / ISRO

Flooded areas in Muzaffarpur and Darbhanga Districts, Bihar State, India

Source: ResourceSat-2 / TerraSAR-X
Acquired: ResourceSat-2: 16/03/2014
TerraSAR-X: 22/08/2014

Copyright: ResourceSat-2 © ISRO
TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2014 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by NRSC / ISRO