Hurricane Sandy in Haiti

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Type of Event Ocean Storm - Hurricane
Location of Event Haiti
Date of Charter Activation 29 October 2012
Charter Requestor UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA
Project Management SERTIT

Description of the Event

Hurricane Sandy tore through the Caribbean between 26-28 October, leaving a reported 51 dead in Haiti and another 15 missing. The country's housing and terrain are particularly vulnerable to flooding, and the refugee camps from the 2010 earthquake have also been affected by the storm.

The southern part of Haiti was most affected by the storm, which includes the capital of Port-au-Prince and the 370,000 earthquake refugees in simple wood and tin shelters.

More than 200,000 people have been left homeless following the storm, with some coastal houses swept out to sea. In the aftermath of the storm, 17,200 people have been placed in shelters.

Though the flood water from the rivers were beginning to recede on Sunday, according to reports, roads have been cut off, bridges have collapsed, and crops have been destroyed, providing further difficulties to Haiti's recovery. There are also concerns that cases of Cholera may increase in the affected areas following the flooding.

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View the SERTIT Rapid Mapping webpage for this event

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Disaster Impact Map - Detail
Vaudreuil/Jameau - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Super-storm Sandy's impact along Grise River: affected buildings and displaced riverbanks
Scale: 1 : 1500

Source: Pleiades 1A

Acquired: Pre-crisis: 19/07/2012
Post-crisis: 02/11/2012

Copyright CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

 

Disaster Impact Map - Detail
Santo - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Super-storm Sandy's impact along Grise River: affected buildings and displaced riverbanks
Scale: 1 : 1000

Source: Pleaides 1A

Acquired: Pre-crisis: 19/07/2012
Post-crisis: 02/11/2012

Copyright CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

 

Disaster Impact Map - Detail
Croix des Missions - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Super-storm Sandy's impact along Grise River: affected buildings and displaced riverbanks
Scale: 1 : 1000

Source: Pleiades 1A

Acquired: Pre-crisis: 19/07/2012
Post-crisis: 02/11/2012

Copyright CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

 

Disaster Impact Map - Detail
Bassan/Carrefour Fougy - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Super-storm Sandy's impact along Grise River: affected buildings and displaced riverbanks
Scale: 1 : 2000

Source: Pleiades 1A

Acquired: Pre-crisis: 19/07/2012
Post-crisis: 02/11/2012

Copyright CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

 

Situation update 4: Satellite assessment over Dimulseou, Coutard and Drouillard villages, Haiti

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 01/11/2012

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT
Download the PDF report for this update.

 

Situational update 3: Satellite assessment over South-East Department, Haiti

Source: WorldView-2 / GeoEye-1

Acquired: GeoEye-1: 20/03/2011
WorldView-2: 01/11/2012

Copyright DigitalGlobe / GeoEye
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT
Download the PDF report for this update.

 

Situational update in Port-au-Prince after Tropical Storm Sandy

Source: DMC

Acquired: Pre-crisis: 23/11/2011
Post-crisis: 03/11/2012

Copyright DMCii
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT
Download the PDF report for this update.

 

Situational update 1: Satellite assessment over Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Source: DMC

Acquired: Pre-crisis: 23/11/2011
Post-crisis: 03/11/2012

Copyright DMCii
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT
Download the PDF report for this update.

 

Satellite assessment over Corail, Baradères and Les Cayes, Haiti after Hurricane Sandy

Source: SPOT-5

Acquired: 03/11/2012

Copyright Astrium Services/Spot Image
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT
Download the PDF report for this update.

 

Disaster Impact Map - Detail - Haiti - Port-au-Prince: Santo
Super-storm Sandy's impact along Grise River: affected buildings and displaced riverbanks
Scale: 1 : 2000

Source: Pleaides 1A

Acquired: Pre-crisis: 19/07/2012
Post-crisis: 02/11/2012

Copyright CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

 

Disaster Impact Map - Detail - Haiti - Port-au-Prince
Grise River, riverbanks
Impacts of super-storm Sandy
Scale: 1 : 20000

Source: Pleiades 1A

Acquired: Pre-crisis: 19/07/2012
Post-crisis: 02/11/2012

Copyright CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

 

Hurricane Sandy passed across the Caribbean causing floods and landslides and damages to infrastructure. This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of standing water from RADARSAT-2 data collected 01 November 2012. Pre-Crisis analysis was generated using RADARSAT-1 data collected 22 June 2003. It is likely that standing waters have been systematically underestimated along highly vegetated areas along main river banks, and within built-up urban areas because of the special characteristics of the satellite data used. This analysis has not yet been validated in the field.

Source: RADARSAT-1 and RADARSAT-2

Acquired: RADARSAT-1: 22/06/2003 and 11/03/2003
RADARSAT-2: 01/11/2012

Copyright RADARSAT Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2012) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT