Severe floods in Eastern Russia

A severe flood in Eastern Russia photoed on August 21 2008 (upper) and August 21 2013 (lower) by the MODIS instrument on NASA’s Aqua Satellite.

Severe floods in Eastern Russia photoed on August 21 2008 (upper) and August 21 2013 (lower) by the MODIS instrument on NASA’s Aqua Satellite.

Notice the city of Khabarovsk, marked on the maps, is a city of 575,000 people. If water levels continue rising, there is a chance that officials will be forced to begin an evacuation of the city due to this flooding.

From The Earth Story

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