Floods in Vietnam
Friday, 15 August 2008
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USGS on behalf of Mekong River Commission, Vietnam
Description of the event
The death toll from tropical storm Kammri and subsequent floods has risen to at least 125 in northern Vietnam, with 38 others still listed as missing. Heavy rains followed by flash floods and landslides in Vietnam's northern mountainous provinces that began last week destroyed nearly 800 houses. Some 17,800 other buildings were flooded and damaged while 15,200 hectares (37,500 acres) of crops were wiped out.
Satellite detected flood waters (depicted in red) along the affected region of the Mekong River, on the border of Thailand and Laos.
Note: cloud cover has prevented a complete analysis. Additional pre-flood MODIS data from April and May 2008 was used in this analysis. Preliminary analysis not yet validated in the field.
Source: MODIS Terra and Aqua, 250-500 m/pixel resolution.
Copyright: NASA 2008
Image processing, map created 19/08/2008 by UNOSAT.
Satellite detected flood waters (depicted in red) for the provincial capital of Muang Pakxam, along the affected region of the Mekong River on the border of Thailand and Laos. Preliminary analysis not yet validated in the field.
Source: Envisat ASAR WSM, 150 m/pixel resolution.
Copyright: ESA 2008
Image processing, map created 20/08/2008 by UNOSAT.