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Floods in Vietnam

Monday, 17 October 2011

Type of Event:
Floods
Location of Event:
Vietnam
Date of Charter Activation:
17/10/2011
Charter Requestor:
Asia Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) on behalf of National Remote Sensing Center/Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Project Management:
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Description of the event

After several days of heavy rain, at least 26 people have been killed due to flooding in parts of Central Vietnam.

Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces are the worst affected areas, and more than 34,000 people have fled their homes after days of torrential rain.

Several major roads and highways have been cut off and rail services have also been disrupted after the flooding.

The National Meteorology centre forecast more heavy rain in the central coast of Vietnam. The centre also advised that water levels were dropping in the Quang Binh province whilst they continue to rise between the Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces.

A rescue operation is under way and food is being delivered to worst affected areas.

Rapid map of central Vietnam

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 23/10/11

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2011 - Commercial exploitation rights: Astrium GEO-Information Services
Map produced by National Remote Sensing Center, Vietnam

Rapid map of central Vietnam

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 22/10/11

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2011 - Commercial exploitation rights: Astrium GEO-Information Services
Map produced by National Remote Sensing Center, Vietnam

Rapid map of central Vietnam

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 22/10/11

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by National Remote Sensing Center, Vietnam

Rapid map of central Vietnam

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 20/10/11

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by National Remote Sensing Center, Vietnam

Rapid map of central Vietnam

Source: Envisat
Acquired: 20/10/11

Copyright: ESA
Map produced by National Remote Sensing Center, Vietnam