Worldwide high resolution flood mapping using historical and near real time satellite radar images and digital elevation models
Over 50,000 people were evacuated from their homes after water from a breached dam flooded communities in central Myanmar on the 29th of August 2018.
Several deaths were confirmed in relation to the flooding and it was estimated that at least 12,000 households were affected by the breach, not to mention the many hectares of farmland that were turned into muddy fields.
The region is known to be prone to flooding when heavy monsoon rain every year causes thousands of people to be displaced.
With satellite imagery it is possible to map the extent of a flooded area and assess the damage, getting a full overview of where aid is needed the most.
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