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Ocean storm in southern Laos

Monday, 05 October 2009

Type of Event:
Ocean storm, Flood
Location of Event:
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Date of Charter Activation:
05/10/2009
Charter Requestor:
UNOOSA on behalf of FAO
Project Management:
Pacific Disaster Center

Description of the event

Tropical Storm Ketsana hit Southern Laos on 29 September causing widespread flooding. Many areas are still inaccessible and over 20 people are dead.

Laos Flooding - May 2009

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 12/10/2009

Copyright: DLR - German Aerospace Center
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

Laos Flooding - May 2009

Source: Envisat
Acquired: 04/10/2009

Copyright: ESA (European Space Agency)
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center