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Cyclone Nargis Flooding in Burma
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Cyclone Nargis Flooding in Burma

May 9, 2008

The first cyclone of the 2008 season in the northern Indian Ocean was a devastating one for Burma. Cyclone Nargis made landfall with sustained winds of 130 mph and gusts of 150-160 mph, which is the equivalent of a strong Category 3 or minimal Category 4 hurricane. News reports say that up to 500,000 people may be dead or missing.

Top Image: NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the Burma coast on April 15, 2008, before Tropical Cyclone Nargis flooded the region.

Bottom Image: NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the Myanmar coast on May 5, 2008, showing the devastation of flooding caused by Tropical Cyclone Nargis.



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