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Flood and ocean storm in El Salvador

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Type of Event:
Floods, Hurricane, Landslide
Location of Event:
El Salvador
Date of Charter Activation:
10/11/2009
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN OCHA;
USGS on behalf of Centro de Gobierno, El Salvador
Project Management:

Description of the event

Floods and landslides left at least 130 people dead in El Salvador after the Hurricane Ida ravaged parts of Central America. President Mauricio Funes described the disaster as a "tragedy" and said that the damage was "incalculable".

Landslide scar monitoring, Volcan San Salvador, February to November 2009

Source: QuickBird, Formosat-2
Acquired: 23/02/2009, 11/11/2009

Copyright: DigitalGlobe, SNET, NASA
Map created by Dr CC Liu, Universidad Nacional de Cheng Kung, Taiwan, RCO and Dr. An-Ming Wy, National Space Organization, Taiwan

Landslides and bridge damaged by erosion, Route San Vicente - San Sebastian

Source: Formosat-2
Acquired: 02/02/2008 and 14/11/2009

Copyright: NSPO, SNET, COEMOP, NASA
Map created by Dr CC Liu, Universidad Nacional de Cheng Kung, Taiwan, RCO and Dr. An-Ming Wy, National Space Organization, Taiwan

River sediments and lahars in La Libertad, El Salvador

Source: Formosat-2, ASTER
Acquired: 15/11/2009

Copyright: NSPO, NASA
Map created by Dr CC Liu, Universidad Nacional de Cheng Kung, Taiwan, RCO

Preliminary analysis of affected areas

Source: Formosat-2
Acquired: 11/11/2009

Copyright: NSPO, SNET, MARN
Map created 15/11/2009 by CATHALAC

Affected areas - Guadalupe

Source: Formosat-2
Acquired: 11/11/2009

Copyright: Map created by Dr CC Liu, Universidad Nacional de Cheng Kung, Taiwan, RCO