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Flooding in India

Monday, 06 August 2007

Type of Event:
Floods
Location of Event:
India, states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
Date of Charter Activation:
06/08/2007 10:25 UTC
Charter Requestor:
ISRO
Project Management:

Description of the event

The worst floods in 30 years hit Uttar Pradesh and Bihar as unusually intense rains in Nepal persisted, swelling rivers coming out of the Himalayas and causing extensive damage to dams and infrastructure. Estimates are of 200 dead and 12 million people affected.  

Flood water over the affected state of Bihar, India.

Source: MODIS Terra & Aqua (NASA), resolution 250m - 500m
Acquired: 1-10 May 2007, 22 August 2007

Copyright: UNOSAT Image processing, map created 07/08/2007 by UNOSAT.

Flood water over the affected State of Assam, India.

Source: MODIS Terra & Aqua (NASA), resolution 250m - 500m
Acquired: 1-10 May 2007, 2-5 August 2007

Copyright: UNOSAT Image processing, map created 07/08/2007 by UNOSAT.