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Hurricane Matthew in the Dominican Republic

Wednesday, 05 October 2016

Type of Event:
Ocean Storm - Hurricane
Location of Event:
Dominican Republic
Date of Charter Activation:
5 October 2016
Time of Charter Activation:
04:20:54
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:
Comisión Nacional de Emergencias
Project Management:
DLR

Description of the event

Four people have died in the Dominican Republic after Hurricane Matthew passed over the country on 4 October.

The powerful storm has affected thousands of people, and a red alert is in place across 19 provinces.

Hurricane Matthew brought heavy rain and powerful winds, which have caused damage and floods. 800 people were evacuated after the storm, and it is estimated that as many as 16,000 are currently taking shelter.

A Category Four storm is on the higher end of the Saffir-Simpson scale, and is used to classify storms that may cause "catastrophic" damage. Matthew has affected 16 countries in the Caribbean so far, and caused major damage in neighbouring Haiti. After leaving the Dominican Republic, the storm moved north where it also affected part of Cuba's eastern coast.

Areas flooded by Hurricane Matthew in Gran Santo Domingo and Monte Plata

Source: RADARSAT-2 / RapidEye
Acquired: 08/10/2016

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2016) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
RapidEye © Planet (2016) - All rights reserved
Map produced by EIGEO

Areas flooded by Hurricane Matthew in Gran Santo Domingo and Monte Plata

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 08/10/2016

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2016) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by EIGEO

Areas flooded by Hurricane Matthew in Bahoruco and Independencia Provinces

Source: ALOS-2 / RapidEye
Acquired: ALOS-2: 08/10/2016
RapidEye: 07/10/2016

Copyright: ALOS-2 © JAXA (2016) - All rights reserved
RapidEye © Planet (2016) - All rights reserved
Map produced by EIGEO

Areas flooded by Hurricane Matthew in Bahoruco and Independencia Provinces

Source: ALOS-2
Acquired: 08/10/2016

Copyright: JAXA (2016) All rights reserved
Map produced by EIGEO

Flood extent map, Cabral, Dominican Republic as of 07 October 2016

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 07/10/2016

Copyright: RapidEye © 2016 Planet Labs Germany GmbH. All rights reserved.
Map produced by ZKI

Flood extent map, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic as of 06 October 2016

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 06/10/2016

Copyright: RapidEye © 2016 Planet Labs Germany GmbH. All rights reserved.
Map produced by ZKI