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Typhoon Khanun in Russia

Tropical storm Khanun brought heavy rainfall which led to flooding in parts of the Primorye region in Russia's Far East at the start of August. More than 2,000 people, including 405 children, were evacuated from inundated areas.

The town of Ussuriysk, located some 75 kilometers from Primorye's capital Vladivostok, was badly affected and a dam that was necessary for holding back flood waters burst. Approximately 35-40% of Ussuriysk's territory was affected making this flood the worst in a decade.

28 settlements were cut off by stagnant water and over 4,300 residential buildings were flooded. 16 of the region's districts were affected but no casualties were reported.

A task force was sent to the Primorye region after the Typhoon had passed through to oversee a cleanup operation.

Tropical storm Khanun previously had swept over the Korean Peninsula, which borders the Primorye region, after travelling over Japan and China.

Type of Event:Floods
Location of Event:Russian Federation
Date of Charter Activation:2023-08-14
Time of Charter Activation:12:31
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+03:00
Charter Requestor:Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM)
Activation ID:835
Project Management:Andrey Kuklin (ROSCOSMOS)
Value Adding:Georgy Korolyov (EMERCOM of Russia)

Description: Radar images highlighting the extent of flooding caused by Typhoon Khanun in the Primorye region of eastern Russia. In the post-event image (left), the black shading to the right hand side indicates areas submerged by water.

Copyrights: RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) Imagery © Government of Canada (2023) - RADARSAT is an official mark of the Canadian Space Agency.
SAOCOM Imagery © CONAE (2023).

This product was produced for promotional purposes only and does not contain ground-verified analysis of the disaster.

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Acquired: 2023-08-15 / 2023-07-20

Source(s): RCM / SAOCOM



Flooding along the Ussuri river in the Lesozavodsky district, Primorsky Krai, Russia

Source: Kanopus-V
Acquired: 03/09/2023

Category: Delineation Map

Copyright: Kanopus-V © Roscosmos, All Rights Reserved.
Map produced by Roscosmos, the Russian Space Agency.

Flood Monitoring after Typhoon Khanun in Ussuriysk, Russia

Source: RCM
Acquired: 14/08/2023

Category: Delineation Map

Copyright: RADARSAT Constellation Mission Imagery © Government of Canada (2023) - RADARSAT is an official mark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by ROSCOSMOS - The Russian Space Agency.

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