Flooding in Cambodia

In October 2013, heavy seasonal rains were followed by Typhoon Nari to create substantial flooding along the Mekong and Tonlé Sap Rivers in Cambodia in Southeast Asia. The flood affected over a half million people, and over 300,000 hectares (approximately ¾ million acres) of rice fields are believed to have been destroyed.

These images show the drastic landscape change between May 17, 2013, and October 24, 2013. Floodwaters remain high, impacting all aspects of life in the area.

The capital city of Phnom Penh can be seen just south of the image center.

Flooding in Cambodia
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Thursday, October 31, 2013