Floods in Myanmar

Back to Charter Activations
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.

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

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