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Hurricane Maria in the Dominican Republic

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Type of Event:
Ocean Storm - Hurricane
Location of Event:
Dominican Republic
Date of Charter Activation:
2017-09-19
Time of Charter Activation:
11:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:
Comisión Nacional de Emergencias CNE
Activation ID:
556
Project Management:
Equipo Interinstitucional de Información Geoespacial (EIGEO)

Description of the event

Hurricane Maria brought heavy rain and strong winds to the Dominican Republic as it continued its course through the Caribbean. The storm passed by the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic at Category Three strength, and caused flooding and landslides.

As it struck the eastern parts of the Dominican Republic the storm was at Category Three strength.

At least two people were killed and it is estimated that 110 homes were destroyed by the storm and hundreds more suffered at least some damage. 10,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes and many of those are currently housed in emergency shelters.

Areas flooded in Bajo Yuna

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 26/09/2017

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2017) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by EIGEO

Areas flooded in Bajo Yuna

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 24/09/2017

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2017) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by EIGEO

Ground saturation in eastern Cibao

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 26/08/2017
Post-disaster: 19/09/2017

Copyright: Sentinel-1 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017)
Map produced by EIGEO

Ground saturation in Bajo Yuno

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 26/08/2017
Post-disaster: 19/09/2017

Copyright: Sentinel-1 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017)
Map produced by EIGEO