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Flood in India

Wednesday, 02 December 2015

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
India
Date of Charter Activation:
2 December 2015
Time of Charter Activation:
11:00:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+05:30
Charter Requestor:
ISRO
Project Management:
ISRO

Description of the event

Almost 300 people have died in southern India following devastating floods which have affected thousands of people.

The floods follow days of torrential rain along the coast of southern India facing the Bay of Bengal.

The city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu state has been heavily affected, and over two thousand people have been evacuated from the city after they were left stranded by the floods. Homes and other public buildings have been inundated, and roads and railways have been left impassable by the flood. Power has been shut down for most of the city and train and air services are suspended until the situation clears.

In order to help relieve the city, the Indian government has begun releasing water from the Chembarambakkam reservoir near Chennai. Residents living along the Adyar River have also been advised to retreat to safer locations.

In addition to Chennai, the nearby cities of Puducherry and Adyar have also suffered from the flooding.

Inundated areas along the Adyar River in part of Chennai in India

Source: WorldView-2 / RISAT-1
Acquired: WorldView-2: 24/02/2015
RISAT-1: 03/12/2015, 04/12/2015 and 06/12/2015

Copyright: WorldView-2 © DigitalGlobe 2015
RISAT-1 data and products © ISRO (2015) - All rights reserved
Map produced by NRSC/ISRO

Comparison of flooding along the Adyar River in part of Chennai, India

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 24/02/2015
Post-disaster: 17/12/2015

Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2015
Map produced by NRSC/ISRO

Inundated areas in Cuddalore district, India

Source: ResourceSat-2 / RISAT-1
Acquired: ResourceSat-2: 22/02/2015
RISAT-1: 03/12/2015

Copyright: ResourceSat-2 data and products © ISRO (2015) - All rights reserved
RISAT-1 data and products © ISRO (2015) - All rights reserved
Map produced by NRSC, ISRO

Inundation at Kanniyammamn Pettai, near Chennai in India

Source: CartoSat-2
Acquired: 04/12/2015

Copyright: ISRO (2015) - All rights reserved
Map produced by NRSC, ISRO

Inundation at Vadaperumbakkam, near Chennai in India

Source: CartoSat-2
Acquired: 04/12/2015

Copyright: ISRO (2015) - All rights reserved
Map produced by NRSC, ISRO

Inundation at Vichoor, near Chennai in India

Source: CartoSat-2
Acquired: 04/12/2015

Copyright: ISRO (2015) - All rights reserved
Map produced by NRSC, ISRO

Flood recession at Chennai in Tamilnadu State, India

Source: RISAT-1 / ResourceSat-2 / RADARSAT-2
Acquired: ResourceSat-2: 22/02/2015
RISAT-1: 03/12/2015 and 04/12/2015
RADARSAT-2: 04/12/2015

Copyright: RISAT-1 data and products © ISRO (2015) - All rights reserved
ResourceSat-2 data and products © ISRO (2015) - All rights reserved
RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2015) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by NRSC, ISRO

Comparison of floods in Tamilnadu State, India

Source: ALOS-2
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 21/01/2015
Post-disaster: 04/12/2015

Copyright: JAXA (2015) All rights reserved
Map produced by NRSC, ISRO