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25 July 2013

Floods in Chanthaburi Province, Thailand

Type of Event:Flood
Location of Event:Chanthaburi Province, Thailand
Date of Charter Activation:25 July 2013
Charter Requestor:Asia Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) on behalf of GISTDA
Project Management:Asian Institute of Technology(AIT)

Heavy rains, which began on 21 July 2013, have resulted in flooding across Chanthaburi Province, Thailand. Two people have been reported killed in the flooding, and it is estimated that more than 10,000 people have been affected.

By 25 July, the floodwaters have reached as high as one metre in some areas, and there are concerns that water run-off from neighbouring provinces will lead to more flooding. The province is also on high-alert due to the increasing water level of the Chanthaburi River.

Due to the flooding, the worst-affected districts have been evacuated and some roads have been closed. The governor of the province has ordered the reinforcement of flood prevention measures in an attempt to stem further flooding, and the army has been mobilised to conduct rescue operations.



Before and after flood images of Chanthaburi province, Thailand

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/04/2013
Post-disaster: 27/07/2013

Copyright: © CNES 2013, Distribution Astrium Services / Spot Image SA, all rights reserved
NRSC / ISRO (2013)
Map produced by Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

2013 Floods: Chanthaburi, Thailand

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 26/07/2013

Copyright: © German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Map produced by Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Floods in Chanthaburi Province, Thailand

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 14/04/2010
Post-disaster: 26/07/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X © 2013 German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Asian Institute of Technology

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