Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines


Thu, 07/11/2013



Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally named Yolanda) is one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded. It hit the Philippines on November 7–8, 2013 and then turned to Vietnam. The storm made landfall in the Philippines on 8 November 2013, causing extension wind and flood damage to the region with gusts reaching 379 km/h, waves high 15 m and rain levels up to 400 mm. Among the worst hit areas are Samar, Leyte, Negros Occidental, Northern Cebu, Masbate und Iloilo. 90 Percent of the builings in the city of Tacloban are destroyed. International relief organisations reported approximately 1,200 people dead.

Upon the request of UN-SPIDER, the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) aquired RISAT-1 und ResourceSat-2 satellite data over the Philippines. It was made available to UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Indonesia (LAPAN) and other partners.

Several providers and organisations have captured the storm and its effects using space-based information. We have compiled the links in a Google docs spreadsheet.

If you are aware of additional sources and links, please add them here.

Geospatial Information and Remotely Sensed Imagery Products (PDF file, 190kb): download here


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