Overall Orange alert Flood
in Myanmar

Flood impact summary

This flood is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID: 1100104
Deaths: 53
Displaced: 131700
Region: Bago Region
Countries: Myanmar
From - To 14 Jul - 07 Aug
Known identifiers for this event:


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Impact Assessement as of 01-08-2019

SENDAI Indicator A N Country Location Info
death 53 Myanmar Wei Paung
SENDAI Indicator B N Country Location Info
displaced 14000 Myanmar Kachin State
displaced 3000 Myanmar Rakhine state
displaced 78000 Myanmar Bago Region
displaced 3700 Myanmar Bago Region
displaced 25000 Myanmar Myanmar, Kyaikmayaw
displaced 8000 Myanmar ?????????? (Kayin), ???????????????????, Ayeyarwady

Satellite Observation


Timeline of revisions

For accessing reports of previous advisories, please click on the advisory number in the table below.

IDAlert ColorPopulation affectedStart DateEnd DateSource
1 0 deaths and 17000 displaced 14 Jul 2019 14 Jul 2019 FloodList
2 0 deaths and 78000 displaced 15 Jul 2019 07 Aug 2019 FloodList
3 53 deaths and 36700 displaced 06 Aug 2019 06 Aug 2019 FloodList

Flood polygons

This polygon (translucent blue with a blue border) is drawn by the analysts recording the flood event. It is meant to include all the areas reported as affected, by official source or the media. It does not represent the area actually under water.

Microwave flood detection

Flooded area, as detected in microwaves by the Global Flood Detection System of the JRC, based on NASA TRMM/GPM observations. This system has a rather low resolution (of 5-10km) but is not affected by clouds.
For more details, see http://www.unisdr.org/files/9622_LBNA23303ENC002.pdf.
The areas with a flood signal along the coast are an artefact of the system and should not be considered.

Optical Flood detection

Flooded area as detected in optical wavelengths by NASA/MODIS, known as "MODIS Flood Product". Data are made available by NASA GSFC Flood Mapping Project, http://oas.gsfc.nasa.gov/floodmap/index.html. Resolution of 250m, heavily affected by cloud cover.