Satellite Images Natural Disasters Pakistan
Heavy rain hammered Sindh and Balochistan, Pakistan since last week, leaving between 236 to 241 people dead as a result of floods throughout the country. The country being hit often by floods and other natural disasters has been captured on satellite images by various satellite remote sensors such as QuickBird, IKONOS, Modis, Landsat, and other sensors to help government and emergency management agencies to assess and monitor damage from the floods. Satellite Images below-captured disasters that hit Pakistan in 2005.
MODIS Satellite Sensor –
Pakistan Floods (February 2005)
Image Credit: NASA
QuickBird Satellite – Balakot, Pakistan
Earthquake 7.6 Magnitude (October 8, 2005 )
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The floods have affected 2400km of land affecting up to 2 million people and 250,000 displaced from their homes. President Gen. Pervez directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to carry out a damage assessment of the total areas affected by the floods and to supply relief and rescue efforts to those in need.