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Natural Hazard – Flood Event: Myanmar (Burma)


Current Flood Conditions, Myanmar

Updated Daily at 16:45 Local (Denver) Time. See Myanmar Current Flood Conditions for symbology key. Click on dots for River Watch sites.

Duration: 01/06/16 to 21/06/16
Impact: 14 killed and 3000 displaced
Primary cause of floods: Heavy Rain
Severity: class 1 (i.e. large flood event with significant damage to structures or agriculture; fatalities; and/or 1-2 decades-long reported interval since the last similar event)

More Information

MODIS Automatic Flood Map, NASA 

This work is made possible by data acquired by NASA, the Japanese Space Agency, and the European Space Agency, and funding support from NASA and the European Commission, through the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) project, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy. The Observatory was founded in 1993 at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH USA and moved to the University of Colorado, INSTAAR, CSDMS in 2010. The institutional support of both universities is gratefully acknowledged.

Media Reports
Floods hit Hpakant after Uru River rises

The water level of the Uru River in Hpakant, Kachin State, rose yesterday, causing floods in Ayemyathaya and Ngapyawtaw wards. Moreover, about 20 houses in the Lonekhin Village-tract were swept away by the Mahsa Creek, which is a tributary of the Uru River.

Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights floods and landslides in Indonesia
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:24:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

Myanmar . As of 15 June, approximately 28,000 people in Saging, Ayeyarwady, Bago regions and Rakhine State have been affected by floods. Of the total affected population, over 25,000 people are in Sagaing Region. At least 14 people have been killed and over 280 houses destroyed due to the floods, according to the union and state level government.

More than 26000 people affected by Myanmar floods
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 Emergency-Live (press release) (blog)

Chin State, remote and mountainous and one of the poorest regions in Myanmar, was among the hardest-hit by floods in 2015.


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