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Flooding in China

Friday, 13 July 2007

Type of Event:
Flooding
Location of Event:
China Fuyang, Huainan, Anhui Province; Hubei Province; Henan Province.
Date of Charter Activation:
13/07/2007
Charter Requestor:
National Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC)
Project Management:

Description of the event

Widespread flooding, the worst since 1954, hit 24 Chinese provinces and caused over 500 deaths and 3 million evacuations, with enormous damage to dams, roads, buildings and crops. The cities of Fuyang and Huainan, Anhui province, were particularly hard hit.

Huaihe River, flooded villages, ASAR image 15/07/2007

Source: Envisat ASAR/Landsat ETM+
Acquired: 15/07/2007 (Envisat) 21/07/2000 and 14/09/2000 (Landsat) Envisat ASAR radar image showing flooded villages in the area from Funan to Huayuan in red, superimposed on Landsat ETM+ pre-flooding reference images.

Copyright: ESA 2007, USGS 2000 Image processing, map created 25/07/2007 by NDRCC.

UK-DMC/Landsat ETM+, Huaihe River flooded areas, 15/07/2007

Source: UK-DMC (15/07/2007); Landsat ETM+ (21/07-14/09/2000)
Acquired: 17/07/2007 (UK-DMC) 21/07-14/09/2000 (Landsat reference image) Post-disaster image of flooded areas along the Huaihe River. Flood analysis by NDRCC.

Copyright: DMCii 2007, USGS 2000 Image processing, map created 20/07/2007 by NDRCC.

Flood analysis, ALOS image Wangjia Dam, Mengwa Detention area

Source: ALOS Palsar (13/07/2007); ALOS Palsar reference image (30/11/2006)
Acquired: 13/07/2007 and 30/11/2006 (reference image) Flooded farmland (yellow), roads, and residential areas (pink) in the Mengwa area.

Copyright: Jaxa 2007, 2006 Image processing, map created 14/07/2007 by NDRCC.

ALOS image of Huaihe River, Megwa Detention area

Source: ALOS Palsar (13/07/2007); ALOS Palsar reference image (30/11/2006)
Acquired: 13/07/2007 and 30/11/2006 (reference image) Wangjia Dam on the Huaihe river was artificially opened on 10/07/2007 to allow floodwaters into the Mengwa detention area, flooding most agricultural and residential areas (inset map shows extent).

Copyright: Jaxa 2007, 2006 Image processing, map created 14/07/2007 by NDRCC.

Huaihe River, flooded surfaces, ASAR image 15/07/2007

Source: Envisat ASAR/Landsat ETM+
Acquired: 15/07/2007 (Envisat); 21/07/2000 and 14/09/2000 (Landsat) Envisat ASAR radar image showing flooded surface areas in the area from Funan to Huayuan in light blue, superimposed on Landsat ETM+ pre-flooding reference images.

Copyright: ESA 2007, USGS 2000 Image processing, map created 25/07/2007 by NDRCC.