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Flooding in China

Thursday, 19 July 2007

Type of Event:
Location of Event:
China; Chongqing, Hechuan, Mingliang in Sichuan Province
Date of Charter Activation:
Charter Requestor:
National Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC)
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Description of the event

Widespread flooding continued in Sichuan province from end June with enormous damage to dams, roads, buildings and crops.

In Chongqing Municipality about 29.500 houses collapsed between 17 and 18 July as flash floods hit the city centre.

ALOS image of Fujiang River, Chonqing area

Source: ALOS Palsar
Acquired: 14/07/2007 Severe flooding in the Fujiang basin. Inset map shows the flooded area around Chongqing.

Copyright: Jaxa 2007 Image processing, map created 15/07/2007 by NDRCC.

ASAR image of Chongqing Flood, 17/07/2007

Source: Envisat ASAR
Acquired: 17/07/2007 Post-disaster radar image of the Chongqing area. Flood analysis by NDRCC.

Copyright: ESA 2007 Image processing, map created 20/07/2007 by NDRCC.