Minimize Potential damage to Tacloban City after Typhoon Hagupit

This map uses satellite imagery to identify potential damage in Tacloban City, in the Philippines, resulting from Typhoon Hagupit.

The map was produced for the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters, which was activated to provide satellite imagery for the disaster response in the Philippines on 04 December 2014.

Typhoon Hagupit struck the Philippines on 06 December, and spent the next two days slowly traversing the islands in a north-west direction. Hagupit follows on from the devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in November last year and killed thousands of people.

Hagupit's impact was far less severe than Haiyan, however, and a million people evacuated in the Philippines before Hagupit arrived. Even so, it is believed that 21 people were killed by Hagupit and the storm left damage in its wake. Homes were demolished by strong winds and floods have cut off access to some remote locations.

This map was produced using imagery from the WorldView-2 and Pleiades satellites, acquired before and after Typhoon Hagupit made landfall (17 August and 09 December 2014, respectively). The map aims to analyse potential damage from the storm on Tacloban City, which was left in ruins after Typhoon Haiyan and still in the process of recovery before Hagupit.

View the full resolution map, and others produced for this disaster.

Credit: Pleiades © CNES 2014 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved / WorldView-2 © DigitalGlobe Inc.
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Tacloban City

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