Disaster survey after the cyclone nargis in 2008

Tomoya Shibayama, Hiroshi Takagi, Ngun Hnu

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    Abstract

    The cyclone 'Nargis' hit the southern part of Myanmar on May 2nd and 3rd 2008. This devastating cyclone caused enormous number of casualties as well as fatal damages to houses and paddy fields, particularly both the downstream areas of the Irrawaddy and Yangon Rivers. In the present field survey, thought the activities were limited to the area near Yangon city due to certain governmental restrictions, it was found out that the tide due to the storm surge was probably up to 3 - 4m and came up to around 50 kilometers upstream of the river mouth of Yangon River.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC 2009
    PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
    Pages190-193
    Number of pages4
    Volume2
    ISBN (Print)9814287970, 9789814287975
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event5th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC 2009 - Singapore
    Duration: 2009 Oct 132009 Oct 16

    Other

    Other5th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC 2009
    CitySingapore
    Period09/10/1309/10/16

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    • Ocean Engineering

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    Shibayama, T., Takagi, H., & Hnu, N. (2010). Disaster survey after the cyclone nargis in 2008. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC 2009 (Vol. 2, pp. 190-193). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd.