Cyclone Nargis Flooding in Burma
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.