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Ocean Storm in Taiwan

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Type of Event:
Cyclones
Location of Event:
Taiwan
Date of Charter Activation:
10/08/2009
Charter Requestor:
USGS on behalf of National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction/Taiwan
Project Management:
Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Description of the event

Typhoon Morakot hit the coast of South Taiwan on 5 August 2009, as a major Category 4 storm. The typhoon moved on to China, during the weekend, and up to 1 million people have been evacuated along the east coast.

Shain Lin, Taiwan

Source: SPOT HRVIR, Landsat
Acquired: 16/08/2009

Copyright: SPOT Image, USGS
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

Southern Taiwan

Source: SPOT, Landsat
Acquired: 15/08/2009

Copyright: SPOT Image, USGS
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

Taiwan, Major Flooding

Source: Radarsat 2
Acquired: 25/03/2009, 16/08/2009

Copyright: CSA
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center