Live Updates: As Floodwaters Ebb in Europe, Death Toll Passes 165

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Satellite Images Reveal Impact of European Floods

Towns in multiple countries have been devastated. We used radar technology to look through the clouds at the damage below.

Oh my god! The flooding in Western Europe is a catastrophe of historic proportions. Satellite images are often one of the best ways to grasp the scale of natural disasters, but when we tried looking at it from above, all these images showed where clouds, clouds and more clouds. So we tapped to Finland based company called ICEYE. Their radar imaging technology can see through clouds to capture in real time the magnitude and nature of the flooding on the ground. This is Erftstadt in Germany, one of the town’s most heavily affected by the flooding. This radar…

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