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Ocean Storm in Haiti

Friday, 05 November 2010

Type of Event:
Ocean Storm (Hurricane)
Location of Event:
Haiti
Date of Charter Activation:
05/11/2010
Charter Requestor:
Public Safety Canada
Project Management:
CSA

Description of the event

A category 1 hurricane, tropical storm Tomas, heading towards Haiti, is expected to reach the proximity of Haiti on 5 November 2010.

The storm has already caused major damage to infrastructure and housing. Considering the large number (approximately 1.5 million) of refugees living in very basic conditions, the risk of a major impact is very high.

Haiti - Leogane: Before and after the passage of hurricane Tomas

Source: WorldView-1, SPOT-5
Acquired: 15/01/2010, 08/11/2010

Copyright: Radarsat-2, MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (2010) - Map produced by VIASAT GeoTechnologies 2010

Haiti - Jacmel: Before and after the passage of hurricane Tomas

Source: Radarsat - 2
Acquired: 20/01/2010 & 05/11/2010

Copyright: Radarsat-2, MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (2010) - Map produced by VIASAT GeoTechnologies 2010

Haiti - Les Gonaive (Before and after the passage of hurricane Tomas)

Source: Radarsat 2
Acquired: 06/11/2010 - 05/11/2010

Copyright: Map produced by - VIASAT Geo Technologies