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Hurricanes in Haiti

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Type of Event:
Storm/Hurricane
Location of Event:
Haiti, USA
Date of Charter Activation:
30/08/2008
Charter Requestor:
USGS on behalf of Haiti
Project Management:
Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance; CNES

Description of the event

On 5 September the charter activation was extended to cover the area hit by Hurricane Hanna, in the northern part of Haiti, and again on 8 September when Hurricane Ike struck the same area. On 26 August, Hurricane Gustav hit the coast of the southwest peninsula of Haiti, approximately 10 miles west of Jacmel, with sustained winds near 90 mph (145 kph). The hurricane became category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale causing heavy rains in the southeastern part of Haiti. Media report about 15 dead in Haiti, and another 10 dead in the Dominican Republic.

Gonaives, Post Hurricane Hanna/Ike Damage Overview

Source: SPOT 4, 2.5m/pixel resolution
Acquired: 09/09/2008 Sediment-loaded runoff still coloring water bodies, including the Gulf of Gonaives (1) and the Savane Jonc (2). The La Quinte River has deposited significant quantities of sediment outside of its channel (3) and changed its route to the sea, cutting directly through the city of Gonaives (4). The Savane Jonc has swollen and submerged the causeway linking to points south (5). Engineers are working to increase the capacity of a detour to handle the increased traffic loads (6)

Copyright: Copyright CNES 2008 Image processing, map created 11/09/2008 by Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Haiti, Anse Rouge, reference spacemap, Scale 1:15.000

Source: SPOT 5 HRG, 2.5m/pixel resolution
Acquired: 21/10/2007 Cartographic background derived from HRG SPOT 5 natural colors images acquired the 21st of October 2007

Copyright: Copyright CNES 2007 Image processing, map created 09/09/2008 by SERTIT

Gonaives, Post Hurricane Ike Flood Extent

Source: RADARSAT-1; ALOS, 10m/pixel resolution
Acquired: 10/09/2008 (RADARSAT-1); 09/09/2008 (ALOS) Open water flood vectors in the area around Gonaives. Flood recession is indicated in orange for data derived from ALOS data (09/09/2008); in yellow for data derived from RADARSAT-1 (10/09/2008)

Copyright: Copyright CSA, JAXA 2008 Image processing, map created 12/09/2008 by Canadian Centre for Remote Sensing Response Team/CSA

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Haiti, Gonaives, impact map, 09/09/2008 Scale 1:25.000

Source: SPOT 5 HRG , 2.5m/pixel resolution
Acquired: 09/09/2008 Gonaives, Haiti. Impact map. Cartographic background derived from HRG SPOT 5 natural colors image

Copyright: Copyright CNES 2008 Image processing, map created 10/09/2008 by SERTIT

Haiti, Gonaives, crisis spacemap, 09/09/2008 Scale 1:25.000

Source: SPOT 4 multispectral, 20m/pixel resolution
Acquired: 09/09/2008 Gonaives, Haiti. Crisis space map - Situation the 09th of September 2008. Cartographic background derived from multispectral SPOT 4 image (20m) acquired the 9th of September 2008.

Copyright: Copyright CNES 2008 Image processing, map created 10/09/2008 by SERTIT

Haiti, Anse Rouge, reference spacemap, Scale 1:75.000

Source: SPOT 5 HRG, 2.5m/pixel resolution
Acquired: 24/06/2007, 09/07/2007 Anse Rouge, Gonaives, Haiti. Cartographic background derived from HRG SPOT 5 natural colors images acquired the 21st of October 2007

Copyright: Copyright CNES 2007 Image processing, map created 09/09/2008 by SERTIT

Haiti, Gonaives, reference spacemap, 2007 Scale 1:15.000

Source: SPOT 5 HRG, 2.5m/pixel resolution
Acquired: 24/06/2007, 09/07/2007 (Spot) South of Gonaives, Haiti. Cartographic background derived from HRG SPOT 5 natural colors images acquired the 24th of June and the 9th July 2007

Copyright: Copyright CNES 2007 Image processing, map created 08/09/2008 by SERTIT

Haiti, Gonaives, crisis spacemap, Scale 1:75.000

Source: ENVISAT WSM; SPOT 5 HRG, 2.5m/pixel (Spot); 75m/pixel (Envisat) resolution
Acquired: 06/09/2008 (Envisat); 24/06/2007, 09/07/2007 (Spot) South of Gonaives, Haiti. Crisis map of water surfaces detected the 6th of September 2008 using a ENVISAT WSM (75m) image. Cartographic background derived from HRG SPOT 5 natural colors images acquired the 24th of June and the 9th July 2007

Copyright: Copyright CNES 2007, ESA 2008 Image processing, map created 08/09/2008 by SERTIT

Haiti, Gonaives, reference spacemap, 2007 Scale 1:7.500

Source: SPOT 5, 2.5m/pixel resolution
Acquired: 09/07/2007 Gonaives, Haiti. Cartographic background derived from HRG SPOT 5 natural colors image acquired the 9th July 2007

Copyright: Copyright CNES 2007 Image processing, map created 08/09/2008 by SERTIT

Haiti, Gonaives, reference spacemap, Scale 1:50.000

Source: SPOT 5, 2.5m/pixel resolution
Acquired: 09/07/2007 Gonaives, Haiti. Cartographic background derived from HRG SPOT 5 natural colors image acquired the 9th July 2007

Copyright: Copyright CNES 2007 Image processing, map created 06/09/2008 by SERTIT

Haiti, Gonaives, reference spacemap, Urbaine Scale 1:7.500

Source: SPOT 5 HRG; SPOT 4 multispectral, 2.5m/pixel resolution
Acquired: 12/09/2004 (Spot-5); 09/09/2004 (Spot-4) Gonaives, Haiti. Cartographic background derived from HRG SPOT 5 natural colors image acquired the 12th September 2004 and SPOT 4 multispectral image acquired the 9th September 2004

Copyright: Copyright CNES 2007 Image processing, map created 05/09/2008 by SERTIT

Haiti, Gonaives, reference spacemap, Scale 1:15.000

Source: SPOT 5 HRG; SPOT 4 multispectral, 2.5m/pixel resolution
Acquired: 12/09/2004 (Spot-5); 09/09/2004 (Spot-4) Gonaives, Haiti. Cartographic background derived from HRG SPOT 5 natural colors image acquired the 12th September 2004 and SPOT 4 multispectral image acquired the 9th September 2004

Copyright: Copyright CNES 2007 Image processing, map created 05/09/2008 by SERTIT

Haiti, satellite-detected flooding as of 09/09/2008

Source: ALOS Palsar Multitemporal, 20m/pixel resolution
Acquired: 09/02/2008; 09/09/2008 Red highlights potentially flooded areas, black/cyan represent possible pre-existing water bodies. Analysis based on false-colour multitemporal synthesis. Preliminary analysis not yet validated in the field

Copyright: Copyright JAXA, METI 2008 Image processing, map created 10/09/2008 by ITHACA/WFP

Haiti, Post Hurricane Flood Situation

Source: TerraSAR-X; Landsat, 6.25m/pixel resolution
Acquired: 10/06/2008, 06/09/2008, 12/09/2008 (TerraSAR-X); 21/08/2000 (Landsat) TerraSAR-X imagery showing flooding around Gonaives in the wake of hurricanes Hanna and Ike, superimposed on a Landsat base image

Copyright: Copyright DLR 2008, credit USGS 2000 Image processing, map created 12/09/2008 by DLR

Haiti, Post Hurricane Flood Situation

Source: TerraSAR-X; Landsat, 6.25m/pixel resolution
Acquired: 10/06/2008, 06/09/2008, 12/09/2008 (TerraSAR-X); 21/08/2000 (Landsat) TerraSAR-X imagery showing flooding south of Gonaives in the wake of hurricanes Hanna and Ike, superimposed on a Landsat base image

Copyright: Copyright DLR 2008, credit USGS 2000 Image processing, map created 12/09/2008 by DLR

Haiti, Gonaives, reference spacemap, Scale 1:75.000

Source: SPOT 5 HRG
Acquired: 24/06/2007, 09/07/2007
South of Gonaives, Haiti. Cartographic background derived from HRG SPOT 5 natural colors images acquired the 24th of June and the 9th July 2007.

Copyright: CNES 2007
Image processing, map created 08/09/2008 by SERTIT.

Haiti, Gonaives, crisis spacemap, 09/09/2008 Scale 1:50.000

Source: SPOT 4
Acquired: 09/09/2008 South of Gonaives, Haiti. Crisis space map - Situation the 09th of September 2008. Cartographic background derived from multispectral SPOT 4 image (20m) acquired the 9th of September 2008

Copyright: Copyright CNES 2008 Image processing, map created 11/09/2008 by SERTIT

Haïti, Gonaives, reference map, scale 1.15.000

Source: SPOT 5 HRG; SPOT 4 multispectral, resolution 2.5m/pixel
Acquired: 12/09/2004 (Spot-5); 09/09/2004 (Spot-4)

Copyright: Copyright CNES 2007 Image processing, map created 05/09/2008 by SERTIT

Post Hurricane Hanna/Ike Damage Overview, 9 September 2008

Source: SPOT IMAGE 2008
Acquired: 09/09/2008

Copyright: SPOT IMAGE 2008 Image processing, map created by the Geographic Information Unit of the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance.

Haiti, Gonaives, impact map, 09/09/2008 Scale 1:50.000

Source: SPOT 5
Acquired: 24/06/2007, 09/07/2007, 21/10/2007 Gonaives, Haiti. Impact map, cartographic background derived from HRG SPOT 5 natural colors images acquired the 24th of June, the 9th July 2007 and the 21st of October 2007

Copyright: Copyright CNES 2008 Image processing, map created 11/09/2008 by SERTIT

Gonaives, Post Hurricane Ike Flood Extent

Source: ALOS Palsar
Acquired: 09/09/2008 ALOS Palsar radar imagery showing the area around Gonaives before and after the flooding caused by the succession of hurricanes

Copyright: Copyright JAXA 2008 Image processing, map created 12/09/2008 by Canadian Centre for Remote Sensing Response Team/CSA

Haiti, Gonaïves Bay, impact map, 09/09/2008 Scale 1:100.000

Source: SPOT 5
Acquired: 24/06/2007, 09/07/2007, 21/10/2007 Gonaives, Haiti. Impact map, cartographic background derived from HRG SPOT 5 natural colors images acquired the 24th of June, the 9th July 2007 and the 21st of October 2007

Copyright: Copyright CNES 2008 Image processing, map created 11/09/2008 by SERTIT

Gonaives, Post Hurricane Ike Flood Extent

Source: ALOS-Palsar, 6.25m/pixel resolution
Acquired: 09/09/2008 ALOS Palsar radar imagery showing the area around Gonaives before and after the flooding caused by the succession of hurricanes

Copyright: Copyright JAXA 2008 Image processing, map created 12/09/2008 by Canadian Centre for Remote Sensing Response Team/CSA