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This map illustrates satellite-detected surface waters over the Boga, Yangon regions and Mon state, surrounding the Gulf of Martaban, Myanmar as observed from a Sentinel-1 image acquired on 1 September 2021 at 05:55 local time. Within the analyzed area of about 10,000 km2 , 240 km2 of lands appear to be flooded. The water extent appears to have decreased of about 470 km2 since 25 August 2021. Based on Worldpop population data and the detected surface waters in the analyzed area, the potentially exposed population is mainly located in the township of Thanatpin with ~ 7,300 people. Thaton with ~ 7,000 people. and Paung with ~ 5,700 people.
This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT).
Important note: Flood analysis from radar images may underestimate the presence of standing waters in built-up areas and densely vegetated areas due to backscattering properties of the radar signal.
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According to the latest update from DMH, monsoon flooding has hit the lower part of Myanmar following heavy rainfall since the third week of July. The flood has been affecting thousands of households in Shan (East), Kayin, Mon, Rakhine, Mandalay and Tanintharyi. The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) Myanmar reported that the lowpressure area over the North Bay of Bengal persists and will remain until October 2021.
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This map illustrates satellite-detected surface waters due to the current monsoon rains over Kachin State, Sagaing and Mandalay Region of Myanmar.
Based on Worldpop population data and the detected surface waters, about 123,459 people are potentially exposed or living close to flooded areas. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field.
Aug 13 – Mizzima Source
Three people have been killed by a brick wall collapse in Myanmar's central Mandalay region on Thursday according to a release from Myanmar Fire Services Department, Xinhua reported.
Caused by the heavy rains, the brick wall and two power poles fell on a house in Mogok township on Thursday morning.
Flash floods and landslides accompanied by heavy rainfall and strong wind are frequent in Myanmar during the monsoon period, especially in hilly areas and low-lying areas.
Aug 7 – BBC News Burmese Source
Hundreds of crops had been destroyed by the floods in the eastern and southern part of village of Mindon township, Tha Yat District, Magway.
There had been increasing water levels before due to floods in the area of Mindon, southern and eastern part of Lwa creek and Pae Myauk creek. In 2013, it was a time when water level reached the highest.
Currently, due to the flooding, hundreds of sesame farms, corn farms, and paddy fields was destroyed according to the local.
28 July 2021 - Relief Web Source
OVERVIEW: Data from the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) showed noticeable high 7-day average (21 - 26 Jul) rainfall across Rakhine, Bago, Ayeyarwady, Kayin, Mon and Tanitharyi with maximum rainfall per day around 50mm.
A total of 48,472 persons have been evacuated/affected in the states of Kayin, Mon, and Rakhine.
27 July 2021 – Mizzima Source
Locals said that floods occurred in wards such as Phat Khin Ward, Zeyar Myaing Ward, Shwe Pyi Soe wards because heavy rains in Mawlamyine, Mon State have continued and the brick wall of Aung Taw Mwe Monastery in Hlaing area Collapsed on the morning of July 26.
"It has been raining since yesterday morning and water is entering the houses. The brick wall of the monastery collapsed. I have not heard of any casualties," a local told Mizzima.
Due to continuous rain, Phat Khin Road, Upper Road, Lower Road, Zeyar Myaing, Thiri Myaing, Mupon, Shwe Pyi Aye, Shwe Pyi Soe, the low-lying areas of Shwe Taung in MawlaMyine township are reportedly flooded.
27 July 2021 – Floodlist Source
Myanmar's Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) reported heavy rain from 25 July. Mawlamyine in Mon State recorded 553 mm of rain in 48 hours to 27 July.
In a 24 hour period to 27 July, areas of Rakhine State saw particularly heavy rain, including Maungdaw (243 mm) Kyaukpyu (242 mm) and Thandwe (388 mm). Neighbouring parts of Bangladesh also saw heavy rain during this time, resulting in floods and landslides in Cox's Bazar District.
According to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) as many as 48,500 people have been affected or displaced by the floods across the 3 states.
In Kayin State, areas of the state capital, Hpa-an, situated on the Salween River (also Thanlwin) have been affected, as well as areas of Myawaddy. As of 28 July, 3,016 people were evacuated/affected and 11,903 persons pre-emptively evacuated into 16 evacuation centres, AHA Centre said. DHM said the Salween River at Hpa-an was about 30cm above the danger mark as of 29 July and is likely to remin high for the next 24 hours. The Thaungyin (also Moei) River at Myawady in Kayin State is also above the danger mark.
In Mon State, 19,840 people were evacuated/affected and 10,770 pre-emptively evacuated into 8 evacuation centres. Flooding has affected areas of Thaton and Mawlamyine in Mon State.
AHA Centre reported 25,799 persons evacuated/affected in Rakhine State, many in areas around Thandwe.
Earlier this month the Red Cross reported flooding in Kengtung township in Shan State, prompting evacuations.
River levels are also high in Bago Region. DHM said that, as of 29 July, the Sittang River at Madauk in Bago Region was about 12 cm above the danger mark but will likely fall in the next 24 hours.
22 July 2021 – Mizzima Source
Some townships in Kayin state, Mon state and Tanintharyi regions, which received heavy rains daily, are experiencing floods, and the Meteorological and Hydrology Department has issued a warning for more heavy rains in those areas.
Due to heavy rains since July 22, low-lying villages and wards in Myawaddy township and Kyainseikgyi Township in Kayin State have been flooded for the past few days. Currently, floods are occurring in Mawlamyine township, Mon State and Launglon Township, Tanintharyi Region.
"The floods have started and we are going to be in a situation that we have to wait for food packages," said a local resident in Thiri Myaing ward, Mawlamyine.
As Low-lying areas in Mawlamyine, including Thiri Myaing ward, are flooded, preparations are being made for food distribution.
The Meteorological and Hydrology Department said that landslides are happening in some areas in Launglon Township, Tanintharyi Region, which is prone to landslides if the rains are heavier than usual. It rained more than seven inches in Launglon on the same day, while it rained more than five inches in Kawthaung.
Currently, a low-pressure area is likely to form in the Bay of Bengal. The Meteorological and Hydrology Department has warned of heavy rain in Mon State and Tanintharyi Region.
China, is experiencing severe flooding. Some experts have warned that Myanmar could be at greater risk of flooding if the rivers adjoining China such as the Salween, Tapin and Shweli rise suddenly.