11 July 2014 - These Landsat 8 images, acquired 05 July 2014, show a large area of flooding near Sao Borja city, in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The southern Brazilian state has been affected by floods since late June 2014, which forced 6,000 people to evacuate.
The 2011 monsoon season caused flooding in Thailand that lasted from July 2011 to January 2012 following Tropical Storm Nock-ten. 815 people died in the disaster and over 13 million were affected. The flooding affected almost the entirety of Thailand to some degree.
Over 200,000 people were affected by flooding in Queensland, Australia, during December 2010 and January 2011. 38 people died and thousands of homes were inundated by floodwaters.
Following one of the wettest months in Britain's weather records, the UK and Northern Ireland suffered a series of floods between June and July 2007. 13 people were killed and much of the country was affected.
The water level of the Elbe River rose to 150-year records in April 2006, leading to flooding in the town of Hitzacker where the water level rose to almost 8 metres. Many buildings were destroyed and the inundation caused widespread damage.
The state of Bavaria, in Germany, was one of the many places affected by the 2005 flooding in Europe. The River Danube burst its banks and caused widespread flooding in August.
A dike burst in the Fu River in Jiangxi Province, China, following heavy rain across ten Chinese provinces in June 2005. 35,000 people were evacuated in Jiangxi Province, and the widespread flooding in China claimed 200 lives.
The Philippines were struck by a series of tropical storms in the latter part of 2004. The flooding that resulted from the storm in late November killed 300 people in the eastern Philippines.
172 died following a series of storms in southern China in September 2004. 100,000 people were left homeless and the Yangtze River was dangerously close to bursting its banks.
Heavy rain caused flooding along the Rhone River in France during December 2003, leaving thousands of people homeless as their homes were inundated and killing five people.
141 people were killed in flooding in southern Russia during July 2002, following torrential rain. It was described as the worst flooding Russia had seen in decades.
A week of continuous heavy rains devastated Northern Europe, killing dozens of people, leaving thousands more homeless and causing damage worth billions of dollars.
Floods forced the evacuation of about 400 villagers in Turkey’s Mediterranean province of Mersin.
Heavy rain caused flooding in Switzerland and northern Italy in October 2000. This series of ERS SAR images examine the flooding.
On the 9th of April 2000, the Hungarian government declared parts of eastern Hungary a disaster area, allowing the release of funding to combat floods. Hungary's second largest river, the Tisza, and several tributaries flooded large tracts of land, destroying many homes and threatening hundreds of others. Hundreds of residents were evacuated.
Weeks of flooding have killed many people and displaced over 200,000 in Mozambique.
Torrential rains, flooding and mudslides over a five day period devastated Honduras, Central America - one of the poorest countries in that region.
A collection of ERS-2 SAR satellite images over the floods in Germany and the Netherlands.
During the third week of September, torrential rains over Belgium and the Netherlands produced heavy flooding of the regions.
Seasonal summer rains have devastated vast areas of China this year, killing more than 2,000 people, destroying 2.9 million houses and ruining more than 9 million hectares of crops.
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