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Flood in Russian Federation

Monday, 19 August 2013

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Far Eastern Federal District, Russian Federation
Date of Charter Activation:
19 August 2013
Charter Requestor:
EMERCOM
Project Management:
Roscosmos / NTSOMZ

Description of the event

Unprecedented flooding has struck the Far Eastern Federal District of Russia, following heavy rains which began in July. It is estimated that approximately 32,500 people have been affected and mass evacuations have been conducted.

Emergency shelters have been set up for the 17,000 evacuees from the Amur Region, Khabarovsky Territory and the Jewish Autonomous Region. The Amur River burst its banks on 19 August, contributing to further flooding in the Amur Region.

Though no deaths have yet been reported, the flooding is reportedly the worst in over a hundred years. It is believed the flooding has reached its peak, but the rain is expected to continue in a diminished capacity until September.

Water surface extension at the Amur river basin - Komsomolsk-on-Amur

Source: Resurs-P
Acquired: 06/09/2013

Copyright: Resurs-P © ROSCOSMOS
Map prepared by NTs OMZ

Water surface extension at the Amur river basin - Khabarovsk

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 22/08/2013

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2013) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map prepared by NTs OMZ

Water surface extension at the Amur river basin - Komsomolsk-on-Amur

Source: SPOT-5
Acquired: 03/09/2013

Copyright: SPOT-5 © CNES 2013 - Distribution: Spot Image S.A / Astrium Services 2013 - All rights reserved
Map prepared by NTs OMZ

Water surface extension at the Amur river basin - The Khavabrovsk Territory

Source: RISAT-1
Acquired: 08/09/2013

Copyright: RISAT-1 data and products © NRSC (2013) - All rights reserved
Map prepared by NTs OMZ