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
ISBN (Print)9814287970, 9789814287975
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1
Event5th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC 2009 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2009 Oct 132009 Oct 16

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC 2009
Volume2

Other

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 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 (pp. 190-193). (Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC 2009; Vol. 2). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd.