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India's Most Flood-prone State Aided by New Satellite Mapping

Every year India's northeastern state of Bihar is deluged by floods that submerge roads, destroy homes and wash away crops, leaving the disaster management authority struggling to monitor and assess the damage, and to distribute aid effectively. But new satellite mapping of flood-prone areas should transform disaster response by equipping authorities with near real-time information about inundated villages, officials said. Bihar, which borders the Himalayan nation of Nepal, is...

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