Disasters Charter Activated: Tropical Cyclone in the Philippines

September 28, 2009 at 11:43 am | Posted in Remote Sensing Law Current Events | Leave a comment

disasters-charterby Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz with the blog faculty

Source: International Charter Space and Major Disasters

Type of Event            Tropical Storm

Location of Event            Philippines

Date of Charter Activation            27/09/2009

Charter Requestor            UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN OCHA

Project Management            –       Description of the Event

At least 54 people were killed and thousands more evacuated as floods – caused by the tropical storm Ketsana – battered a wide area in the Philippines. At least one town is completely under water and power has been cut off to parts of the capital, Manila. The government has declared a calamity, allowing access to emergency funds.

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