Disasters Charter: Floods in Myanmar

October 25, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

The Disasters Charter was activated for Floods in Myanmar:

Floods in Myanmar

Type of Event: Flood
Location of Event: Myanmar
Date of Charter Activation: 25/10/2010
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.

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