Tropical Cyclone in the Philippines
Monday, 28 September 2009
Type of Event:
Tropical Storm, Flood
Location of Event:
Date of Charter Activation:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN OCHA;
UNOOSA on behalf of WFP
ESA in joint collaboration with two Value Adding service capacities: GMES SAFER (SERTIT) and UNITAR/UNOSAT
Description of the event
At least 54 people were killed and thousands more evacuated as floods - caused by the tropical storm Ketsana - battered a wide area in the Philippines.
The typhoon then gathered strength and also approached the northern part of the Philippines from the east.
For this activation, value adding support has been provided by the European project GMES SAFER.