Flash flood disaster impact and assessment in Cuddalore district, Tamilnadu, India

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Pandiammal, C., Senthil, J. and Anand, P. H.
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The Present study to assess the flood disaster in Cuddalore District during November 2005 floods, Indian Remote Sensing Digital P6 LISS-III data was used to map the flood affected areas. Nowadays, modern techniques and tools especially remote sensing help the planners to evaluate the potential of natural dangers caused by flood Two important flood aspects were delineated and they are: a. Impact of flood in general and b. Impact on flood on agriculture in the study area. A field investigation was carried out using the GPS as well as the Indian topographical map for identification of features after the flood situations and also for near accurate classification. The classification adopted in the study area is major breaches, river and tank water, floodwater intrusion areas, water with scrub, water with mud, and unaffected area.

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