NASA satellite showed the scale of the floods in India

June 26, 2013. Last week, in the north of India and Nepal began heavy rains that caused flooding and landslides. To date, about 600 known victims. More than 30,000 people housed in temporary camps. According to estimates, about 50,000 people in the smaller communities, such as the city Kedrnath still remain cut off from the rest of the world.

On the official website of NASA's "Earth Observatory", there are three images showing the scale of the floods in India. Images obtained using a spectroradiometer MODIS, satellite-based "Aqua".

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The top photo was taken on June 21, followed for comparison the image obtained in the same region a month earlier — on May 30. The third image is a map of the total amount of rainfall in India, Nepal and surrounding countries for the period from 14 to 20 June 2013. The most intense rainfall, which brought more than 30 inches of rain, highlighted in dark blue. The most insignificant precipitation — less than 15 cm — light green. Low precipitation in yellow.

June 21, 2013. © NASA

May 30, 2013. © NASA

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