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Floods & Landslides in India

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Type of Event:
Flood/Landslide
Location of Event:
Uttarkhand, India
Date of Charter Activation:
15 September 2012
Charter Requestor:
ISRO
Project Management:
NRSC/ISRO

Description of the event

On Friday, a series of cloudbursts struck the Himalayan state of Uttarkhand, triggering flash floods and landslides. At least 45 people have been killed and 35 others are missing whilst several more are injured.

The worst affected areas include several villages; Chunni, Mangoli, Kimana, Sansari, Giriya, Brahmankholi, Premnagar and Juatok.

Rescue workers pulled 17 bodies through debris in the village of Rudraprayag. Army personnel officers are working alongside local rescue teams to help find more bodies.

India experiences their annual monsoon seasons between June to July, during this season, the Himalayan hills are more prone to flash floods and landslides. Heavy rains are known to be deadly in this area which continue into September.

Landslides triggered by rainfall around Okhimath area (Uttarakhand State, India)

Source: ResourceSat-2
Acquired: 20/09/2012

Copyright: ISRO
Map produced by National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO

Damage details of Okhimath landslides, India

Source: GeoEye-1
Acquired: Pre-crisis: 30/03/2012
Post-crisis: 19/09/2012

Copyright: GeoEye
USGS
Map produced by National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO

Damage details of Okhimath landslides, India

Source: GeoEye-1
Acquired: Pre-crisis: 30/03/2012
Post-crisis: 19/09/2012

Copyright: GeoEye
USGS
Map produced by National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO

Damage details of Okhimath landslides, India

Source: GeoEye-1
Acquired: Pre-crisis: 30/03/2012
Post-crisis: 19/09/2012

Copyright: GeoEye
USGS
Map produced by National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO

Overview of landslide affected areas around Okhimath (Uttarakhand State, India)

Source: Kompsat-2
Acquired: 19/09/2012

Copyright: KARI
Map produced by National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO