Minimize Flood waters over Viet Tri, Vietnam

This map shows flooding in Viêt Tri, which is located in Phu Tho Province, Vietnam.

The floods were caused by Super Typhoon Rammasun, which passed over northern Vietnam on 19 July 2014. Thought it dissipated the following day the storm left destruction in its wake. 27 people were reported killed by the subsequent floods and landslides and approximately 500 homes were destroyed.

Typhoon Rammasun had previously affected both the Philippines and southern China, leaving dozens dead, and so people in the affected areas of Vietnam were urged to evacuate in advance of the storm.

To assist with the disaster response efforts, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 18 July to provide satellite imagery of the storm's impact on Vietnam. This map was produced for the Charter by the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme, a rapid-mapping service of UNITAR.

Using imagery from the TerraSAR-X and Landsat-8 satellites, the map highlights flooding over Viêt Tri on 19 July. The areas in red indicate probable flooding.

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Credit: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2014 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH - Landsat-8 data and products © USGS (2014) - All rights reserved - Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

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