October 17, 2020 - Storm off India

Storm off India

A mid-October tropical depression joined with the remnants of Tropical Storm Linfa to bring regional 100-year floods to parts of India. The worst flooding struck Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra, with rains of 322 mm (12.6 inches) falling in Ghatkesar on October 13-14. As of October 16, local media is reporting as many as 77 lives lost in the recent flooding. According to the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs Disaster Management Division, National Emergency Response Center (NERC), on October 15, 1,489 people were affected in Odisha, with 643 people housed in 2 relief camps and 12 houses damaged. In Andhra Pradesh, 26,609 people have been impacted in 460 villages. They stated 4,402 people were housed in 25 relief centers. Situation reports from the State of Telangana and Karnataka were not received as of that date.

On October 16, 2020, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board NASA’s Terra satellite acquired a true-color image of Tropical Depression 92A over the Arabian Sea, west of India. Heavy sediment can be seen flowing from the Gulf of Khambhat to the northeast of the storm.

At 8:00 a.m. EDT on October 16, Tropical Depression 92A was located at 17.8 N 70.7 E and was moving west at 9 mph (14 km/h). Maximum sustained winds were 30 mph (45 km/h).

Image Facts
Satellite: Terra
Date Acquired: 10/16/2020
Resolutions: 1km (433.7 KB), 500m (1.4 MB), 250m (4 MB)
Bands Used: 1,4,3
Image Credit: MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC