Disasters Charter: Typhoon Megi in the Philippines

October 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

The Disasters Charter was actived for Typhoon Megi in the Philippines:

Typhoon Megi in the Philippines

Type of Event: Typhoon
Location of Event: Philippines
Date of Charter Activation: 20/10/2010
Charter Requestor: UNITAR/UNOSAT
Project Management: UNITAR

Description of the Event:
Typhoon Megi (locally named Juan) made landfall as a category 5 typhoon in the mountain range of sierra Madre, Isabella Province, Cagayan region (Region II) at 11:25 am on 18 October 2010. At least 10 people have been killed in the Philippines by the typhoon which hit the north of the country. Communication channels have been cut and access prevented due to stormy weather and roads blocked by small landslides.

Typhoon Megi weakened after landfall and made a West-South-West path across northern Luzon Island at 19km per hour.

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