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Hurricane Karl, Mexico

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Type of Event:
Hurricane, Flood
Location of Event:
Mexico
Date of Charter Activation:
22 September 2010
Charter Requestor:
USGS on behalf of Mexico National Center for Disaster Protection
Project Management:
USGS

Description of the event

Last week, Hurricane Karl hit the coast of Veracruz state as a Category Three hurricane, leaving 18 dead, more than 40,000 displaced by the flooding of rivers and ditches, an undetermined number missing and thousands displaced across Veracruz, Tabasco, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.
 

Flooded areas for Hurricane Karl
September 2010
Veracruz, Mexico

Source: PALSAR, RADARSAT-1, Envisat
Acquired: September 2010

Copyright: JAXA, ESA (2010)
RADARSAT-1 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2010) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by CENAPRED

Flooded areas for Hurricane Karl
September 2010
Veracruz, Mexico

Source: PALSAR, RADARSAT-1, Envisat
Acquired: September 2010

Copyright: JAXA, ESA (2010)
RADARSAT-1 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2010) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by CENAPRED