Flood Waters Over Western Rakhine State, Myanmar (15 Jul 2015)

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from UNOSAT
Published on 15 Jul 2015 View Original

Analysis with SENTINEL-1 Satellite Data Acquired 11 July 2015 and Landsat-8 Satellite Data Acquired 24 February 2015

This map illustrates satellite-detected flood waters in the western part of Rakhine State in the townships of Ann, Kyaukpyu, Toungup and Myebon, Myanmar as imaged by the SENTINEL-1 satellite on 11 July 2015. Heavy rains at the onset of the monsoon season have caused limited flooding. The most affected lands seem to be mainly agricultural and/or paddy fields, many of which are of course frequently inundated at other times as well. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR-UNOSAT.