2021-10-24

The new satellite image shows the great impact of monsoon floods in Thailand

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The new satellite image shows the great impact of monsoon floods in Thailand

in late September and early October, tropical storm Dianmu flooded the area, In addition, the mechanism of the International Charter on disasters has been launched. Tropical storm Kompasu followed, bringing more heavy rain to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand

in early October, the historical sites of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, which has many temples and sites, were submerged by the Mekong River. The national railway company of Thailand has also temporarily suspended some train lines in the north

the monsoon rainstorm in mid October also triggered landslides, causing rivers and lakes to overflow their banks. On October 18, officials had to release water from the krasiao reservoir, about 150 kilometers northwest of Bangkok, making the flood more serious. On the same day, wat dhammachakra SEMA ram’s 1300 year old Reclining Buddha, the oldest and longest of its kind in the country, was also submerged

in these false color images of northern Bangkok, the water appears dark blue; Saturated soil is light blue; The vegetation is bright green; The bare ground is tan; Clouds are white or turquoise. These images were obtained by the moderate resolution imaging spectrometer (MODIS) on NASA Terra satellite on October 20, 2021 and October 19, 2019

according to the data of Thailand’s flood monitoring dashboard, more than 13600 square kilometers of the country were flooded from September 27 to October 19, 2021, and an estimated 1.3 million people were affected by the flood