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Flood in Myanmar

Wednesday, 05 August 2015

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Myanmar
Date of Charter Activation:
5 August 2015
Time of Charter Activation:
17:00:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNDP Myanmar
Project Management:
UNITAR/UNOSAT

Description of the event

Torrential monsoon rains have flooded large areas of Myanmar, leaving at least 69 people dead and affecting the homes of more than 250,000 people, across 12 of Myanmar's 14 states. Many areas are cut off with flooding, high waters and landslides.

Residents of Myanmar's delta region expect flood water levels to increase as water continues to flow from the north of the country. Rivers in the Ayeyarwady delta region were 0.6 to 1 metre higher than safe levels, with water levels expected to rise a further 15cm in coming days.

The delta regions affected are a major rice producing area and local reports have estimated that 1 million acres of farmland, mostly rice paddies, are flooded and more than 65,000 acres have been destroyed, raising concerns over the countries food security.

The government of Myanmar has declared four areas; Chin, Magway, Sagaing and Rakhine as disaster zones, and called for international aid to assist in relief efforts.

Damage assessment over Tuikhingzang and Tonzang township, Chin Division, Myanmar

Source: Pleiades / WorldView-2
Acquired: Pleiades: 16/09/2015
WorldView-2: 31/01/2013

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
WorldView-2 © DigitalGlobe Inc.
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Landslide induced dam over Tonzang township, Chin Division, Myanmar

Source: Pleiades / WorldView-2
Acquired: Pleiades: 16/09/2015
WorldView-2: 12/01/2013

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
WorldView-2 © DigitalGlobe Inc.
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood waters over western Sagaing Division, Myanmar

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2015
Post-disaster: 04/09/2015

Copyright: Copernicus Sentinel data 2015 / ESA
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood waters over Kyautaw area, Rakhine State, Myanmar

Source: RADARSAT-2 / Landsat-8
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 17/08/2015
Landsat 8: 30/01/2015

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2015) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Landsat 8 data and products © USGS (2015) - All rights reserved
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood waters over Ann and Myebon area, Rakhine State, Myanmar

Source: ALOS-2 / PALSAR-2 / Landsat-8
Acquired: ALOS-2 / PALSAR-2: 16/08/2015
Landsat 8: 30/01/2015

Copyright: ALOS-2 © JAXA 2015
Landsat 8 data and products © USGS (2015) - All rights reserved
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood waters over Ann Area, Rakhine State, Myanmar

Source: ALOS-2 / PALSAR-2 / Landsat-8
Acquired: ALOS-2 / PALSAR-2: 25/03/2015 & 12/08/2015
Landsat 8: 30/01/2015

Copyright: ALOS-2 © JAXA 2015
Landsat 8 data and products © USGS (2015) - All rights reserved
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood waters over Kayin and Mon State, Myanmar

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 15/03/2015
Post-disaster: 06/08/2015

Copyright: Copernicus Sentinel data 2015 / ESA
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood waters over South Bago Division, Myanmar

Source: RADARSAT-2 / Sentinel-1
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 09/08/2015
Sentinel-1: 11/05/2015 and 28/02/2015

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2015) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Sentinel-1A © Copernicus Sentinel data 2015 / ESA
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood waters over central Sagaing Region, Myanmar

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/03/2015
Post-disaster: 11/08/2015

Copyright: Copernicus Sentinel data 2015 / ESA
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood waters over Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar

Source: TerraSAR-X / Landsat 8
Acquired: TerraSAR-X: 10/08/2015
Landsat 8: 30/01/2015

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2015, Distribution Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Landsat 8 data and products © USGS (2015) - All rights reserved
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood waters over south Sagaing State, Myanmar

Source: RADARSAT-2 / Sentinel-1
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 06/08/2015
Sentinel-1: 20/03/2015

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2015) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Sentinel-1A © Copernicus Sentinel data 2015 / ESA
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood waters near the city of Yangon, Myanmar

Source: RADARSAT-2 / Sentinel-1
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 09/08/2015
Sentinel-1: 11/05/2015

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2015) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Sentinel-1 © Copernicus Sentinel data 2015 / ESA
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood waters over southeast Bago State, Myanmar

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 07/02/2015 and 15/03/2015
Post-disaster: 06/08/2015

Copyright: Copernicus Sentinel data 2015 / ESA
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood waters over Central Magway State, Myanmar

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 08/05/2011
Post-disaster: 06/08/2015

Copyright: DLR e. V. 2015, Distribution Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT