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Flood in Vietnam

Wednesday, 05 November 2008

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Vietnam
Date of Charter Activation:
05/11/2008 16:57:00
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR-UNOSAT on behalf of UNDP
Project Management:
ESA

Description of the event

Torrential and persistent rainfall caused widespread flooding in various parts of the North and the Central provinces of Vietnam. Various cities and provinces were badly affected by this devastating flood, including Lang Son, Hoa Binh, Phu Tho, Vinh Phuc, Bac Giang, Ha Noi, Hung Yen, Ha Nam, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh. According to the government information, 85 dead have been reported so far. Up to 20,000 families in the capital city of Hanoi are affected, while 2,000 families in rural areas along the Red River have been moved to safer areas.

Overview of flood waters in the Red River Delta Region, Vietnam

Source: ENVISAT - ASAR WSM
GIST, OCHA, ESRI, USGS, NGA
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 03/10/08
Post-disaster: 10/11/08

Copyright: ESA
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Overview of flood waters in Hanoi Province, Vietnam

Source: DMC - L1R
GIST, OCHA, ESRI, USGS, NGA
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 25/11/05
Post-disaster: 09/11/08

Copyright: DMC International Imaging Ltd
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood waters in Ha Tay - Hanoi Province, Vietnam

Source: ALOS - PALSAR
GIST, OCHA, ESRI, USGS, NGA
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 22/09/08
Post-disaster: 07/11/08

Copyright: JAXA
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Estimated rainfall accumulated in Vietnam

Source: TRMM
GIST, USGS, ESRI, GEBCO
Acquired: 25/10/08 - 04/11/08

Copyright: NASA
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT