Andhra Pradesh Floods: Before and After

India’s Meteorological Department have forecast further heavy rainfall for Andhra Pradesh that could last until 31st October.

Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh have endured severely heavy rainfall for the last few days, which has caused extensive flooding across the 3 states. The recent heavy rainfall first began around 24th October, just days after the cyclone Pahilian had struck much of the area. In Odisha, 18 people have died as a result of the floods. The situation in Andhra Pradesh is worse still, with a many as 39 people killed.

The before and after maps below show the flooding of the Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh. The “before” image is from 27th October 2012. The “after” image is from 28th October 2013.

Before:

After:

Images courtesy of NASA

About the Images:

According to NASA:

Flooding is evident in along the Krishna River and its tributaries in the top false-color image, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra on October 28, 2013. Additional flooding is visible along the coast and around Nagarjuna Sagar Reservoir. The lower image shows normal conditions for this time of year and was taken by Terra MODIS on October 27, 2012. The images combine visible and infrared light so that water is black and dark blue, clouds are light blue and white, and plant-covered land is bright green.