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Floods, Landslides in Philippines

Monday, 19 December 2011

Type of Event:
Flood, landslides
Location of Event:
Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao Island, Philippines
Date of Charter Activation:
19 December 2011
Charter Requestor:
Asia Dsiaster Reduction Center (ADRC) on behalf of Ma. Antonia Y. Lozaga of Manila Observatory and Arturo S. Daag of PHIVOLCS
Project Management:
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Description of the event

Typhoon Washi hit Iligan City, Philippines, on 16 December 2011. The typhoon triggered flash floods and landslides which killed more than 650 people and left 800 persons missing.

Government and Army officials confirmed on Saturday that 100,000 homes had been fled after winds gusted up to 90km/h (56mph), leaving several areas without power and caused domestic flights to be grounded.

Since the disaster took place, US and China has offered aid and assistance, many survivors need water, shelter and medicine. Extensive damage to roads has disabled rescue efforts to reach survivors trapped in remote villages.

The Philippines is hit by several storms and typhoons per year and the authorities have been criticised for not acting quickly enough to warn civilians of the severity of the storm.
 

Flooding in Northern Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

Source: Envisat
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 10/05/2010
Post-disaster: 29/12/2011

Copyright: European Space Agency (ESA)
Map produced by Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Flood footprint and percentage of persons per Barangay affected by Sendong in Cagayan de Oro

Source: SPOT 4
ALOS - AVNIR-2
Acquired: SPOT 4: 20/12/2011
AVNIR-2: 05/06/2010

Copyright: CNES 2011 - Distribution: SPOT Image
JAXA
MO, NAMRIA, NSO
Map produced by Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Flood footprint and number of persons/km2 per Barangay affected by Sendong in Cagayan de Oro

Source: SPOT 4
ALOS - AVNIR-2
Acquired: SPOT 4: 20/12/2011
AVNIR-2: 05/06/2010

Copyright: CNES 2011 - Distribution: SPOT Image
JAXA
MO, NAMRIA, NSO
Map produced by Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Flood footprint and population affected per Barangay by Sendong in Cagayan de Oro

Source: SPOT 4
ALOS - AVNIR-2
Acquired: SPOT 4: 20/12/2011
AVNIR-2: 05/06/2010

Copyright: CNES 2011 - Distribution: SPOT Image
JAXA
MO, NAMRIA, NSO
Map produced by Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Flood footprint extracted from SPOT 4 taken December 20, 2011 over ALOS pansharpened taken June 5, 2010

Source: SPOT 4
ALOS - AVNIR-2
Acquired: SPOT 4: 20/12/2011
AVNIR-2: 05/06/2010

Copyright: CNES 2011 - Distribution: SPOT Image
JAXA
MO, NAMRIA, NSO
Map produced by Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Flood footprint and population (2007) per Barangay in Cagayan de Oro

Source: SPOT 4
ALOS - AVNIR-2
Acquired: SPOT 4: 20/12/2011
AVNIR-2: 05/06/2010

Copyright: CNES 2011 - Distribution: SPOT Image
JAXA
NSO
Map produced by Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Flooding in Northern Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

Source: SPOT-5
Acquired: Pre-Disaster: 14-07-2011
Post-Disaster: 20-12-2011

Copyright: CNES 2011, distribution Spot Image S.A
Map produced by Asian Institute of technology

Flooding in Northern Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 13/05/2009
Post-disaster: 20/12/2011

Copyright: TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2011
Commercial exploitation rights: Astrium GEO-Information Services
Map produced by Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology