Tropical Cyclone in the Philippines

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Type of Event Tropical Storm, Flood
Location of Event Philippines
Date of Charter Activation 28/09/2009
Charter Requestor UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN OCHA;
UNOOSA on behalf of WFP
Project Management 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.
At least one town is completely under water and power has been cut off to parts of the capital, Manila.
The government has declared a calamity, allowing access to emergency funds.

The typhoon then gathered strength and also approached the northern part of the Philippines from the east.
Thousands of residents are expected to leave.

For this activation, value adding support has been provided by the European project GMES SAFER.

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Flood affected areas along the Pasig & Marikina Rivers in Manila metro area and Rizal province, Philippines

Source: ALOS - PALSAR
ASTER - GDEM
TRMM
METI, Google Map Maker, OSM, ESRI, USGS, NGA

Acquired: Pre-crisis: 26/06/09
Crisis: 26/09/09

Copyright JAXA
NASA
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Flood affected areas along Pampanga River, Nueva Ecija Province, Philippines

Source: FORMOSAT-2
LANDSAT ETM
ASTER GDEM
TRMM
METI, Google Map Maker, OSM, ESRI, USGS, NGA

Acquired: Pre-crisis: 12/02/03
Post-crisis: 30/09/09

Copyright NSPO
NASA
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Flood affected areas along Cagayan River, Cagayan province, Philippines

Source: ALOS - PALSAR
ASTER GDEM
TRMM
Google Map Maker
OSM, ESRI, USGS, NGA

Acquired: 23/08/09, 09/09/09 and 06/10/09

Copyright JAXA
NASA
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Flood Affected Areas in Pangasinan Province, Ilocos Region, Philippines

Source: ENVISAT, ASAR WS

Acquired: 09/10/2009, 22/02/2008

Copyright ESA (2009)
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Water body monitoring on 26/09/2009, 28/09/2009 and 2/10/2009

Source: ALOS PALSAR, RADARSAT-2, TerraSAR-X

Acquired: 26/09/2009, 28/09/2009, 02/10/2009

Copyright Image processing, map created 04/10/2009 by SERTIT

 

This crisis time map covers the Angat river area, a river affected by floods after the passage of Ketsana Tropical Storm.

Source: RADARSAT-2, ALOS PALSAR, ALOS AVNIR-2

Acquired: 28/09/2009

Copyright Image processing, map created 29/09/2009 by SERTIT

 

Flood affected areas in Metro Manila Region and Rizal Province, Philippines

Source: RADARSAT-2

Acquired: 28/09/2009

Copyright Canadian Space Agency/MDA
Image processing, map created 29/09/2009 by UNITAR / UNOSAT

 

High-resolution imagery and additional data are available at: 

- SERTIT

- UNOSAT