Minimize Disaster Impact Map - Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after Hurricane Sandy

This Disaster Impact Map, produced from Pleaides images acquired on 19 July and 02 November 2012, shows an area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, affected by flooding after Hurricane Sandy.

During the night of the 23-24 October 2012, super-storm Sandy hit Haiti with intense downpours and violent winds causing flooding and a great deal of damage.

54 people were killed and 21 reported missing. Many dwellings, infrastructure and fields were destroyed. A country-wide state of emergency was declared on 30 October.

This map highlights the impact along the River Grise in Port-au-Prince. In many places the flood provoked catastrophic riverbank changes, sweeping away over 200 dwellings into the river.

This map was produced by SERTIT for the purposes of disaster relief, and for the use of the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters.

Credit: Pleiades images copyright of CNES 2012, distributed by Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A. all rights reserved. Map produced by SERTIT.

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