Disasters Charter: Typhoon Megi in the PhilippinesOctober 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.