Pakistan opts for satellite imagery to manage floods

Pakistan opts for satellite imagery to manage floods

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Pakistan: Heavy monsoon rains have caused flooding in the Punjab and Sindh provinces of Pakistan. The country has requested the International Charter Space & Major Disaster to provide satellite imagery so that it can estimate the impact of floods and plan rescue operations in the affected regions.

Flash floods have killed more than 130 people in Punjab and Sindh. The calamity has destroyed more than 10,000 homes. At least one million people have been affected. The situation is so bad that emergency responders have not been able to reach the most-affected areas. Now, satellite imagery from the International Charter Space & Major Disaster has come as a great help. The images have helped the emergency response teams in understanding the real situation in Shikarpur, Sukkur, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat and Gujranawala districts.

Source: disastercharter.org