Severe Storm

Remote-Sensing Assessment of Wind Damage

Engineering studies of wind-damaged buildings over the past four decades have helped strengthen the built environment against the effects of severe windstorms by influencing building codes, improving

External Contact Person: 

J. Arn Womble
Kishor C. Mehta
Beverley J. Adams

Email: 

AmWomble [at] aol.com
English

Bibliographic reference: 

Womble, J.A. et al. (2007): Remote-Sensing Assessment of Wind Damage. Proceedings of the 5th international Workshop on Remote Sensing Applications to Natural Hazards.

Tropical Cyclone in Belize

English

Hurricane Richard: IFRC DREF Operation - 4,639 persons were displaced to shelters. Funds have been allocated to assist 2,500 beneficiaries.

Country/Region: 

Disaster Type: 

Name: 

Tropical Cyclone in Belize

GLIDEnumber: 

TC-2010-000221-BLZ

Region: 

Belize

Occurance Date: 

24/10/2010

latitude: 

17

longitude: 

-88

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.

Country/Region: 

Disaster Type: 

Name: 

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

English

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.

Disaster Type: 

Name: 

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

English

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.

Disaster Type: 

Name: 

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

English

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

Source: GLIDEnumber

Country/Region: 

Disaster Type: 

Name: 

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

Disaster Type: 

Country/Region: 

Name: 

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

Category: 

Disaster Type related
English

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.

Space Technology/Product and Application: 

Disaster Type: 

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

Category: 

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:

Human Aspects: 

Disaster Type: 

Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

The UN-SPIDER Knowledge Management & Information Dissemination System

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