Disasters Charter: Ocean Storm in Haiti

November 9, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

The Disasters Charter has been activated for an Ocean Storm in Haiti:

Ocean Storm in Haiti

Type of Event: Ocean Storm (Hurricane)
Location of Event: Haiti
Date of Charter Activation: 05/11/2010
Charter Requestor: Public Safety Canada
Project Management: CSA

Description of the Event:
A category 1 Hurricane, Tropical Storm Tomas heading towards Haiti, was expected to reach the proximity of Haiti on 5 November 2010.

The storm has already caused major damage to infrastructure and housing in that country. Considering the large number (about 1.5 million) refugees living in very basic situation, the risk of a major impact is very high.

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