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Floods in Myanmar

Monday, 25 October 2010

Type of Event:
Flood, Cyclone
Location of Event:
Myanmar
Date of Charter Activation:
22/10/2010
Charter Requestor:
UNOOSA on behalf of WFP
Project Management:
ESA

Description of the event

Tropical Cyclone Giri strengthened into a category 4 storm over the Northeast Indian Ocean as it approaches the west coast of Myanmar. Landfall of Giri on the coast of Myanmar is forecasted to happen, at or near Ramree Island.

The site of likely landfall lies between Chittagong, Bangladesh and the Myanmar capital, Yangon (or Rangoon).

As per field information major impact on local population is expected.

Floods in Myanmar

Source: Radarsat-2, TRIMM
Acquired: 20/10/2010 - 28/10/2010

Copyright: METI & NASA 2009 - Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Floods in Myanmar

Source: Radarsat1, Radarsat-2
Acquired: 18/06/2010

Copyright: METI & NASA 2009

Floods in Myanmar

Source: TRIMM, Aster GDEM
Acquired: 10/06/2010 - 16/06/2010

Copyright: METI & NASA 2009 - Map produced by UNOSAT