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Flood in Haiti

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Haiti
Date of Charter Activation:
25 April 2017
Time of Charter Activation:
18:57:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR-UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, Haiti
Activation ID:
527
Project Management:
UNITAR/UNOSAT

Description of the event

Heavy rains and flooding in Haiti have heavily affected areas previously damaged by Hurricane Matthew. At least 6 people have been killed since the flooding began.

Over 5000 homes in Port Salut town are reported to be damaged with several homes being completely destroyed.

Flood waters destroyed a national road bridge connecting the town with the rest of the coast of the South province, leaving several Matthew-affected areas without road access.

Water and/or saturated wet soil extent in Solon Communal section

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 28/04/2017

Copyright: WorldView-2 © DigitalGlobe Inc.
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Surface water extent and evolution in Les Cayes and Cavaillon communes, Sud Department

Source: RADARSAT-2 / Sentinel-1
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 28/04/2017 and 17/05/2016
Sentinel-1: 26/04/2017

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2017) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Sentinel-1 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017)
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Population Exposure - Heavy Rains in Haiti
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Source: Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)
Acquired: 26/04/2017

Copyright: GPM © NASA
Report produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Water extent in Cavaillon Commune, Sud Department

Source: Sentinel-1 / RADARSAT-2
Acquired: Sentinel-1: 26/04/2017
RADARSAT-2: 17/05/2016

Copyright: Sentinel-1A © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017)
RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2017) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT