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This UK-DMC2 map shows flooding in Uttar Pradesh State, India, as seen on 20 August 2014.

India suffered deadly floods and landslides in August 2014 after days of torrential rain in the Himalayas. The northern states of the country were most heavily affected and it was estimated that over sixty people died.

1500 villages were reportedly impacted by the floods in Uttar Pradesh, with some cut off entirely by the flood waters. Thousands of people were left homeless.

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 18 August to provide satellite imagery of the flooding for use in the relief operations. This map is one example of the result, produced using a UK-DMC2 image of Uttar Pradesh to monitor the floods.

View the full resolution map, and other maps of the disaster.

Credit: DMCii 2014, all rights reserved - Map produced by NRSC / ISRO

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