Tropical Storm Haiyan in Vietnam

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Type of Event Ocean Storm (Tropical Storm) and Floods
Location of Event Vietnam
Date of Charter Activation 10 November 2013
Charter Requestor UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA
Project Management National Institute of Aeronautics and Space, Indonesia (LAPAN)

Description of the Event

Tropical Storm Haiyan made landfall in Vietnam on early Monday morning and is expected to cause widespread flooding. 11 people have been reported killed so far and hundreds of thousands evacuated from affected areas.

Though Haiyan has weakened considerably since it passed over the Philippines last week, where the damage is still being assessed, it is currently classified as a severe Tropical Storm. It is expected to weaken further as it moves north toward China but the rainfall from the storm is the primary concern for its impact on Vietnam, as it may result in floods and landslides.

It is forecast that 10-20 cm of rain may fall over the next two days , with as much as 40 cm in some areas. While the primary impact on the Philippines had been the typhoon's powerful winds, the storm gathered moisture as it crossed the South China Sea over the weekend causing heavy rain to fall over Vietnam.

Haiyan's impact on Vietnam will affect the northern part of the country where it has been reported that 600,000 people have been evacuated. The capital city of Hanoi may also be affected by the flooding.

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Estimation of the affected area of Super Typhoon Haiyan over Vietnam and Southern China

Source: Meteosat-7 / TerraSAR-X / Resurs-P

Acquired: Meteosat-7: 08/11/2013, 10/11/2013, 11/11/2013
TerraSAR-X: 02/05/2012 and 14/11/2013
Resurs-P: 13/11/2013

Copyright Meteosat © EUMETSAT 2013
TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Resurs-P © ROSCOSMOS
Map produced by LAPAN

 

Estimation of the affected area of Super Typhoon Haiyan over Vietnam and Southern China

Source: Meteosat-7 / TerraSAR-X
DEM SRTM, MODIS MOD12Q1

Acquired: Meteosat-7: 16/05/2013, 08/11/2013 - 10/11/2013
TerraSAR-X: 02/05/2012 and 14/11/2013

Copyright Meteosat © EUMETSAT 2013
TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2013 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by LAPAN

 

Tropical Storm Haiyan in Vietnam

Source: UK-DMC

Acquired: 15/05/2013 and 08/10/2013

Copyright DMC International Imaging
EUMETSAT, USGS
Map produced by LAPAN

 

Tropical Storm Haiyan in Vietnam

Source: Meteosat-7

Acquired: 08/11/2013 - 10/11/2013

Copyright EUMETSAT 2013
Map produced by LAPAN