Report: Cyclone Evan Damage Assessment of Apia, Tuamasaga District, Upolu Island, Samoa

Thu, 3 Jan 2013 12:15:16 GMT
Product ID: 1709 - English
Published: 3 Jan, 2013
GLIDE: TC-2012-000201-WSM
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: -13.819352 x -171.721658
BottomRight: -13.86233 x -171.77527

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This report provides a detailed analysis of damages observed in the city of Apia, Tuamasaga District, Upolu, Samoa. Pleiades Satellite imagery acquired on 19 December 2012 and GeoEye 01 acquired on 24 September April 2012 was used for this report. Building damages in Apia appear to be limited to roof damages and debris with occasional collapsed structures. The most severe building damages observed in the imagery appear to be within the flood plains of rivers and along the coast. In addition to building damages, sections of forests are observed to have collapsed from the cyclone winds with timber debris collected along the river bank and the coast. This report is in support of international humanitarian assistance and created to respond to the needs of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters, UN agencies and their partners. This assessment has not yet been validated in the field. Please send feedback to UNITAR/UNOSAT
Satellite Data (Post-Crisis): Pleiades
Imagery Dates: 19 December 2012
Resolution: 0.5m
Copyright: 2012 Astrium GEO-Information Services
Source: CNES
Satellite Data (Pre-Crisis): GeoEye 01
Imagery Date: 24 September April 2012
Resolution: 2m
Copyright: GeoEye
Source: USGS
Other Data: USGS, UNCS, NASA, NGA
Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT
Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10.1