Super Typhoon in Southern Philippines

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Type of Event Ocean Storm (Typhoon)
Location of Event Philippines, Mindanao
Date of Charter Activation 05 December 2012
Charter Requestor United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) on behalf of UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) / Asia Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) on behalf of Manilla Observatory / UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNICEF
Project Management Asian Institute of Technology (AIT - Thailand)

Description of the Event

Super Typhoon Bopha struck the Philippine Island of Mindanao on Tuesday. Heavy rainfall and wind speeds of up to 210 kph forced thousands of people to be evacuated.

Since the typhoon struck, the death toll has risen to 270. The majority of deaths were caused by flash floods, falling trees and collapsed buildings. Despite earlier evacuations and preparation for the arrival of the storm, tens and thousands of people are left homeless; several others are missing whilst the death toll steadily increases.

The typhoon covered an area of 600 kilometres across the Philippines. The worst affected areas are; Compostela Valley province, Andap Village, Davao and Mindanao. 156 lives were lost in these areas, and structural damage has made it impossible to pass through these towns.

At least 66 people have died in the Andap village Valley. The victims included local villagers and soldiers who had been swept away by gushing waters in a local village hall.

Heavy flooding has increased the risk of landslides, and in many areas people are experiencing power cuts and travel disruption. 245 refugees in New Bataan town are missing after flood waters engulfed local residents and are believed to be buried under mud slides.

Rescuers are working in the affected areas, trying to save as many lives as possible. Many people are stuck in mud sustaining wound and limb injuries. Victims are being treated in hospitals and evacuation centres.

5,000 travellers remain stranded after the authorities suspended domestic flights and ferry services across the country. Schools and businesses also remain closed.

The Philippines experiences typhoons and tropical storms throughout the year. Last December Typhoon Washi struck Southern parts of the Philippines, although a weaker storm in comparison to Bopha, its torrential rains and flash floods killed more than 1,300 people and thousands were left homeless, thus prompting a humanitarian crisis.

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Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Cateel and Baganga TerraSAR X (2008 and 2012)

Source: TerraSAR X

Acquired: 22/08/2008
07/12/2012

Copyright TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-x / German Aerosapce Center (DLR) / Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH 2008 - 2012
Map produced by Manila Observatory

 

Cateel and Baganga TerraSAR X (2012) and Landsat (2002) Brovey Transform and Principal Components Transformation

Source: TerraSAR X
Landsat

Acquired: Landsat: 21/07/2002
TerraSAR-X: 07/12/2012

Copyright USGS
TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-x / German Aerospace Center (DLR) / Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH - 2012
Map produced by Manila Observatory

 

Sta. Filomena, Cateel, Pre-Post Bopha

Source: SPOT
GeoEye

Acquired: GeoEye: 20/06/2012
SPOT: 12/12/2012

Copyright GeoEye
CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., France
Map produced by Manila Observatory

 

Sta. Filomena, Cateel, Pre-Post Bopha

Source: SPOT
GeoEye

Acquired: GeoEye: 20/06/2012
SPOT: 12/12/2012

Copyright GeoEye
CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., France
Map produced by Manila Observatory

 

Sta. Filomena, Cateel, Pre-Post Bopha

Source: SPOT
GeoEye

Acquired: GeoEye: 20/06/2012
SPOT: 12/12/2012

Copyright GeoEye
CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., France
Map produced by Manila Observatory

 

Sta. Filomena, Cateel, Pre-Post Bopha

Source: SPOT
GeoEye

Acquired: GeoEye: 20/06/2012
SPOT: 12/12/2012

Copyright GeoEye
CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., France
Map produced by Manila Observatory

 

Sta. Filomena, Cateel, Pre-Post Bopha

Source: SPOT
GeoEye

Acquired: GeoEye: 20/06/2012
SPOT: 12/12/2012

Copyright GeoEye
CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., France
Map produced by Manila Observatory

 

Sta. Filomena, Cateel, Pre-Post Bopha

Source: SPOT
GeoEye

Acquired: GeoEye: 20/06/2012
SPOT: 12/12/2012

Copyright GeoEye
CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., France
Map produced by Manila Observatory

 

Sta. Filomena, Cateel, Pre-Post Bopha

Source: SPOT
GeoEye

Acquired: GeoEye: 20/06/2012
SPOT: 12/12/2012

Copyright GeoEye
CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., France
Map produced by Manila Observatory

 

Sta. Filomena, Cateel, Pre-Post Bopha

Source: SPOT
GeoEye

Acquired: GeoEye: 20/06/2012
SPOT: 12/12/2012

Copyright GeoEye
CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., France
Map produced by Manila Observatory

 

Poblacion, Baganga - Pre-Post Bopha

Source: SPOT
GeoEye

Acquired: GeoEye: 30/08/2012
SPOT: 10/12/2012

Copyright GeoEye
CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., France
Map produced by Manila Observatory

 

Dapnan, Baganga - Pre-Post Bopha

Source: SPOT
GeoEye

Acquired: GeoEye: 30/08/2012
SPOT: 10/12/2012

Copyright GeoEye
CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., France
Map produced by Manila Observatory

 

Dapnan, Baganga - Pre-Post Bopha

Source: SPOT
GeoEye

Acquired: GeoEye: 30/08/2012
SPOT: 10/12/2012

Copyright GeoEye
CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., France br> Map produced by Manila Observatory

 

Dapnan, Baganga - Pre-Post Bopha

Source: SPOT
GeoEye

Acquired: GeoEye: 30/08/2012
SPOT: 10/12/2012

Copyright GeoEye
CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., France
Map produced by Manila Observatory

 

Dapnan, Baganga - Pre-Post Bopha

Source: SPOT
GeoEye

Acquired: GeoEye: 30/08/2012
SPOT: 10/12/2012

Copyright GeoEye
CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., France
Map produced by Manila Observatory

 

Dapnan, Baganga - Pre-Post Bopha

Source: SPOT
GeoEye

Acquired: GeoEye: 30/08/2012
SPOT: 10/12/2012

Copyright GeoEye
CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., France
Map produced by Manila Observatory

 

Atlas of New Bataan, Davao Region, Philippines

Download the full report and access vector data and further information on UNITAR/UNOSAT website.

Source: Pleiades

Acquired: 10/12/2012

Copyright CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium GEO-Information Services
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Atlas of Montavista, Davao Region, Philippines

Download the full report (PDF 85 MB)

Source: Pleiades

Acquired: 10/12/2012

Copyright CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium GEO-Information Services
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Davao Oriental, the Philippines - Super Typhoon Bopha

Source: ALOS / Pleiades

Acquired: ALOS: 31/09/2010
Pleiades: 10/12/2012

Copyright JAXA
CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image SA, all rights reserved
Map produced by Asian Institute of Technology

 

Atlas of Cateel, Davao Region, Philippines

Download the full report (PDF 97 MB)

Source: Pleiades

Acquired: 12/12/2012

Copyright CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image SA, all rights reserved
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Report: Cyclone Bopha damage analysis
Cateel Davao Region, Philippines

Download the full report (PDF)

Source: Pleiades / GeoEye-1

Acquired: Pleiades: 12/12/2012
GeoEye-1: 19/08/2012

Copyright CNES 2012 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image SA, all rights reserved
GeoEye
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Satellite assessment of cyclone affected areas, Misamis, Philippines

Source: DMCii

Acquired: Pre-crisis: 18/10/2012
Post-crisis: 09/12/2012

Copyright DMCii
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Disaster Impact Map - Detail - Montevista damage assessment
Mindanao Island, Philippines
Scale: 1: 10000

Source: Pleiades 1A

Acquired: 10/12/20212

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

 

Disaster impact Map - Detail - New Bataan damage assessment
Mindanao Island, Philippines
Scale: 1: 5000

Source: Pleiades 1A

Acquired: 10/12/2012

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

 

Disaster Impact Map - Detail - Baganga Bay North damage assessment
Mindanao Island, Philippines
Scale: 1: 5000

Source: Pleiades 1A

Acquired: 10/12/2012

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

 

Disaster Impact Map - Detail - Baganga damage assessment
Mindanao Island, Philippines
Scale: 1: 5000

Source: Pleiades 1A

Acquired: 10/12/2012

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

 

Flood affected areas in Montevista, Philippines

Source: RADARSAT-2

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 24/11/2012
Post-disaster: 07/12/2012

Copyright RADARSAT-2 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

 

Estimated rainfall accumulation 03 and 04 December 2012: Mindanao, Philippines

Source: TRMM

Acquired: 03/12/2012 - 04/12/2012

Copyright NASA
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Post Super Typhoon Bopha event in the Philippines

Source: RADARSAT-2

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 24/11/2012
Post-disaster: 07/12/2012

Copyright RADARSAT-2 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 Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)