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Hurricane Irma in Haiti

jeudi, 07 septembre 2017

type d'évènement:
Ocean Storm - Hurricane
Localidation de l'évènement:
Haiti
Date de l'activation Charte:
7 September 2017
Time of Charter Activation:
14:11:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+02:00
Demandeur:
UNOOSA on behalf of United Nations Haiti, DSRSG/RC/HC Office
Activation ID:
551
Chef de projet:
CNES

Description de l'évènement

When Hurricane Irma struck Haiti's northern coast on the night of 07 September; it triggered torrential rain, which resulted in heavy flooding. Consequently, some homes were submerged under 12inches of water and only a few casualties were reported by the local officials.

Local authorities were not prepared for this catastrophic event, hence Haitians were left to face Hurricane Irma alone with no rescue mission in place. However, Irma caused less damage than expected in this beleaguered country.

Damage Assessment Overview of Haiti

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Source: SPOT-6/7
Resurs-P
Acquis: Pre-disaster: 09/09/2017
Post-disaster:10/09/2017

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