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Top 10 Natural Disaster Impact of Myanmar Greatest Loss List (1900-2011) 4077

Weekly Eleven Journal
Nov 08, 2011

10 Natural Disaster Impact the maximum loss in Myanmar from 1900 to 2011, was notified.
       International Disaster Database (emdate.be) notified the information which source of Data of nations individual International Natural Disaster Lists.
       The messages were based on Death over 10 persons; Affected over 100 persons; Receipt International Aids; and Emergency Internal Notifications about Natural Disasters.
       From 1900-2011, among 10 Natural Disasters happened in Myanmar, the Greatest Impact of loss were Storm 8 events, the most affected, Earthquake once and Flood once.
        “This year among Myanmar-faced Natural Disasters, flood event was the most encountered which was back lash by Deforestation and Soil Erosion that caused floods easily whenever heavy rainfalls happened,” said Natural Environmentalists.
        “Most world nations faced storms and floods due to Climate Change. Even Thai had to close its Airport due to flood. This year we noticed flood. In Myanmar on 19th and 20th October flood caused death as well as Damages and Loss.”
        “Last year Giri Storm flooded Middle Myanmar. This year Small Tropical Storm hit Middle Myanmar with flood. Therefore not only in Delta (Lower Myanmar), Dry Zone (Middle Myanmar) encountered flood Crisis,” said U Maung Maung Aye (Retired Professor from Geography Department, Yangon University).
       Myanmar faced Climate Change Impact these years; 2006 to 2011 6-year-consecutive storms hit, sudden down pour impact were encountered.
10 Myanmar Greatest Losses of Natural Disaster Events

Type

Date

Death

Storm

May 2008

138366

Storm

May 1926

2700

Storm

May  1968

1070

Storm

May  1936

1000

Storm

May 1902

600

Storm

May 1930

500

Storm

May  2004

236

Storm

May 1975

200

Storm

October 1967

178

Flood

October 2011

106

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