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Flood and landslide in Myanmar

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Type of Event:
Flood, Landslide
Location of Event:
Myanmar
Date of Charter Activation:
17/06/2010
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNDP
Project Management:
UNITAR/UNOSAT

Description of the event

The Northern Rakhine State in Myanmar is facing continuous rains that have flooded several areas including in Maungdaw and Buthidaung. The Government has confirmed the death of 42 people Landslides have occurred in several places (in Buthidaung) and roads and bridges have either been cut or damaged by the floods in Maungdaw and Buthidaung. Several villages are severely flooded.

Water Detection for Maungdaw & Buthidaung, Myanmar Flood Event

Source: Satellite Data (Post): Radarsat-2
Imagery Dates: 18 June 2010
Resolution: 12m
Source: Canadian Space Agency
Copyright: Radarsat-2 © MDA 2010
Satellite Data (Pre): Radarsat-1
Imagery Dates: 21 November 1997
Resolution: 25m
Source: Canadian Space Agency
Copyright: Radarsat-1 © MDA 2010
Elevation Data: Aster GDEM
Source: METI & NASA 2009
GIS Data: NGA (Vmap)
Map Production: UNOSAT
Projection: UTM Zone 46N
Acquired: 21/10/1997 & 18/06/2010.

Copyright: UNOSAT

Situation Overview and Rainfall Estimate for Flood Affected Townships of Maungdaw and Buthidaung, Myanmar

Source: Rainfall Data: TRMM
Source: NASA
Dates: 10 - 16 June 2010
Elevation Data: Aster GDEM
Source: METI & NASA 2009
GIS Data: NGA (Vmap)
Map Production: UNOSAT
Projection: UTM Zone 46N
Datum: WGS–84
Acquired: 10th - 16th of June 2010

Copyright: UNOSAT