Product ID: 1637 - English
Published: 24 Feb, 2012
GLIDE: TC-2012-000020-MDG

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There are clear indications of extensive building damages within the coastal city of Vatomandry, likely the result of strong winds and storm surge, based on a rapid review of post-cyclone satellite imagery from 17 and 18 February 2012. The main transport routes appear open without significant debris or flood water obstructions; further, the single bridge crossing the main canal leading inland appears undamaged and functional. There are also areas within the town of extensive tree cover loss. As illustrated in the map below, a selection of over 350 prominently damaged buildings have been marked to illustrate both the relative distribution and severity of the impact of the tropical cyclone. Note: this product is not intended as a comprehensive damage assessment. It is probable that the total number of destroyed and severely damaged buildings in the town is well in excess of 1,000. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.
Satellite Data (1): WorldView 02
Imagery Dates: 18 Feb. 2012
Resolution: 50cm
Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2012
Source: FirstLook
Satellite Data (2): WorldView-01
Imagery Date: 17 February 2012
Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2012
Source: FirstLook
Road Data: Google Map Maker / OSM / ESRI
Other Data: USGS, NASA, NGA
Production: UNITAR / UNOSAT