Flood and ocean storm in El Salvador

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Type of Event Floods, Hurricane, Landslide
Location of Event El Salvador
Date of Charter Activation 10/11/2009
Charter Requestor UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN OCHA;
USGS on behalf of Centro de Gobierno, El Salvador
Project Management Cathalac

Description of the Event

Floods and landslides left at least 130 people dead in El Salvador after the Hurricane Ida ravaged parts of Central America. President Mauricio Funes described the disaster as a "tragedy" and said that the damage was "incalculable".

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Landslide scar monitoring, Volcan San Salvador, February to November 2009

Source: QuickBird, Formosat-2

Acquired: 23/02/2009, 11/11/2009

Copyright DigitalGlobe, SNET, NASA
Map created by Dr CC Liu, Universidad Nacional de Cheng Kung, Taiwan, RCO and Dr. An-Ming Wy, National Space Organization, Taiwan

 

Landslides and bridge damaged by erosion, Route San Vicente - San Sebastian

Source: Formosat-2

Acquired: 02/02/2008 and 14/11/2009

Copyright NSPO, SNET, COEMOP, NASA
Map created by Dr CC Liu, Universidad Nacional de Cheng Kung, Taiwan, RCO and Dr. An-Ming Wy, National Space Organization, Taiwan

 

River sediments and lahars in La Libertad, El Salvador

Source: Formosat-2, ASTER

Acquired: 15/11/2009

Copyright NSPO, NASA
Map created by Dr CC Liu, Universidad Nacional de Cheng Kung, Taiwan, RCO

 

Preliminary analysis of affected areas

Source: Formosat-2

Acquired: 11/11/2009

Copyright NSPO, SNET, MARN
Map created 15/11/2009 by CATHALAC

 

Affected areas - Guadalupe

Source: Formosat-2

Acquired: 11/11/2009

Copyright Map created by Dr CC Liu, Universidad Nacional de Cheng Kung, Taiwan, RCO

 

 

 

High-resolution imagery and additional data are available at:
http://www.servir.net/disasters_el_salvador_nov-2009