Satellite images used to manage floods in Andhra Pradesh

Satellite images used to manage floods in Andhra Pradesh

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Satellite images have been used for the first time in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh by the Krishna district administration to assess damage caused by floods. With the help of the National Remote Sensing Agency and using the database available at the Urban Development Authority, the officials were able to locate each and every house that was affected. GIS too came in handy for them in pinpointing the location of the houses. The satellite images having a resolution of 0.6 mt, had made their task easier. The administration undertook one of the longest flood relief operations in 10 years evacuating 21,628 families and organising 37 relief camps.