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October 11th, 2011
How Space Technology Aids a Flood Response

As residents across flood-ravaged Southeast Asia look up to the skies and brace for more rain, satellites 35,800km away are looking down on them. Space technology has become a critical tool in protecting people from disasters in countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, where more than 6.5 million people have been affected by recent flooding and at least 500 have died. The images the satellites snap and transmit back to Earth are analyzed to pinpoint and predict flooding – information that can be used to direct resources and issue evacuation orders. Read More