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Hurricane in South West France

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Type of Event:
Hurricane
Location of Event:
South West France
Date of Charter Activation:
24/01/2009
Charter Requestor:
COGIC - French Civil Protection
Project Management:

Description of the event

A fierce storm from the Atlantic Ocean hit southwestern France, leaving at least 15 people dead and one million homes without power.
With torrential rains and winds approaching 175 kilometres an hour, the storm was described by weather forecasters as the region's worst in a decade.

Aquitaine, France

Source: Envisat ASAR IMP, 12,50 m
Acquired: 27/01/2009

Copyright: SERTIT 2009

Aquitaine, France

Source: Envisat ASAR IMP, 12,50 m
Acquired: 27/01/2009

Copyright: SERTIT 2009

Adour, Aquitaine

Source: Envisat ASAR IMP, 12,50 m
SPOT 4 20m resolution
Acquired: 27/01/2009, 30/01/2009

Copyright: CNES 2009, SERTIT 2009