Severe Storm

Tropical Cyclone in Barbados

English

Tropical Storm Tomas has resulted in wide spread roof loss, downed power lines and fallen trees across Barbados. Over 17 inches of rain was reported at the airport. Approximately, 130 homes have been damaged, mainly in the parishes of St. George and St. Lucy, though damage has also been reported in the parishes of St. Phillip, St. Andrew, St. Joseph, St. Michael and St. Michel.

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Tropical Cyclone in Barbados

GLIDEnumber: 

TC-2010-000216-BRB

Region: 

Barbados

Occurance Date: 

03/11/2010

latitude: 

13

longitude: 

-60

Tropical Cyclone in St Lucia

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In St Lucia, the brunt of the storm was felt in the southern part of the island. The island experienced sustained winds of 90 - 95 mph which caused significant loss and damage to several houses and small commercial structures in communities. Altogether 110 houses in Roseau Valley have been reported with roof damage and severe flooding; in Bruceville, 45 houses have lost their roofs forcing 163 persons to accommodate in shelters. The area of Soufriere has been cut off by landslides and is currently inaccessible by land. Laborie has experienced severe flooding.

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Tropical Cyclone in St Lucia

GLIDEnumber: 

TC-2010-000216-LCA

Region: 

St Lucia

Occurance Date: 

03/11/2010

latitude: 

14

longitude: 

-61

Tropical Cyclone in St Vincent & The Grenadines

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St Vincent and the Grenadines experienced high winds and heavy rains, which resulted in significant damage across the island, especially on the windward side and in the Northwest of the island. 600 houses have been damaged and around 14 destroyed, and 163 people (46 families) are lacking adequate shelter in Bruceville and Vieus Fort. Seven government buildings are damaged and eight schools have been badly damaged.

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Tropical Cyclone in St Vincent & The Grenadines

GLIDEnumber: 

TC-2010-000216-VCT

Region: 

St Vincent & The Grenadines

Occurance Date: 

03/11/2010

latitude: 

13

longitude: 

-61

Tropical Cyclone in Haiti

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Haiti plans for assistance to 500,000 people as Hurricane Tomas approaches.

Source: GLIDEnumber

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Tropical Cyclone in Haiti

GLIDEnumber: 

TC-2010-000216-HTI

Region: 

Haiti

Occurance Date: 

31/10/2010

latitude: 

19

longitude: 

-72

Tropical Cyclone in Myanmar

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Tropical Cyclone Giri strengthened into catetory 4 storm over the Northeast Indian Ocean as it approaches the west coast of Myanmar. Landfall of Giri on the coast of Myanmar is forecasted to happen, at or near Ramree Island. The site of likely landfall lies between Chittagong, Bangladesh and the Myanmar capital, Yangon (or Rangoon). Major impact on local population is expected.

 

Contacts:

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

Email: un-spider [at] unoosa.org

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Tropical Cyclone in Myanmar

GLIDEnumber: 

n/a

Region: 

Myanmar

Occurance Date: 

22/10/2010
activated

latitude: 

22

longitude: 

96

Activities of the European Satellite Operators Association (ESO) Disaster Management

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Disaster Type related
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ESOA represents all European satellite operators. The Association works with policy-makers to ensure that satellite technology and services are taken into proper account in the delivery of public sector objectives so citizens all over the globe can benefit from them.

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Global Pre-Positioning of Satellite-Based ICT for Disaster Preparedness & Development

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Human Aspects related
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An introduction of GVF, a Global Non-Profit Association of Satellite Industry that Supporting Satellite Systems/Services Through Multi-Faceted International Programmes:

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Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

The UN-SPIDER Knowledge Management & Information Dissemination System

The Earth Observation and GIS communities fighting the climate crisis

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Human Aspects related
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The Planet Action Initiative: supporting projects addressing climate change issues and related disaster risk reduction and management.

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Policy perspectives for the use of satellite applications in Africa

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Human Aspects related
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Presentation Overview
1.Background and Aim of the ESPI Study
2.Study Methodology
3.Roundtable and Workshops
4.International and European Goals and Strategies
5.Mapping of Activities and Actors

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