Cyclone Nargis - Track Through Bay of Bengal
Tropical Cyclone Nargis reached Category 4 strength just before landfall in Myanmar, where it spawned a tidal wave and massive flooding throughout the low-lying Irrawaddy River Delta region.
Situated on the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, Myanmar is bordered by India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Laos, China and Malaysia.
Myanmar Flooding Maps - Key
The magnitude of Tropical Cyclone Nargis is evident in the following maps, which depict the number of people living in flooded regions. Refer to this key to explain the symbols on the following maps of Myanmar.
Myanmar Flooding - Map 1
The southwestern portion of Myanmar, bordering the Bay of Bengal, was the first region hit by Tropical Cyclone Nargis, when the storm retained its greatest strength. The resulting tidal wave also heavily affected the region.
Myanmar Flooding - Map 2
Central Myanmar, including the nation's largest city, Yangon, was also heavily affected by both the hurricane and the tidal wave.
Myanmar Flooding - Map 3
Even communities on the western edge of the Andaman Sea were heavily affected by Tropical Cyclone Nargis, which had lost much of its strength before passing north of the region.