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11.13.2013

Raising Awareness for Typhoon Haiyan

By: Maxar Technologies


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On Monday, we posted a blog in an effort to help disseminate information about the tragic record-breaking typhoon that hit the Philippines on Friday. Our mission was to get FirstLook pre- and post-event satellite imagery into the hands of the public and media as quickly as possible. Further, we wanted to raise awareness about our crowdsourcing campaign that asks volunteers to help map the disaster. Since the disaster struck, we’ve had record response from our Tomnod crowd – Join the ranks of Tomnod users as we plot the damage. As a follow-up to Monday’s post, our Analytics team has provided annotated imagery with insightful information about the devastation that has taken place (below.) [caption id="attachment_1663" align="alignleft" width="648"] This area on the west side of Cancabato Bay bore some of the heaviest brunt of Typhoon Haiyan. Debris from the storm surge is seen in the lower left area of the image, as well as debris scattered across the area. Damage to the Bethany Hospital looks extensive, and cars and trucks are attempting to navigate the streets.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1664" align="alignleft" width="648"] Again along the waterfront, extensive damage to structures and shoreline docks.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1665" align="alignleft" width="648"] The downtown waterfront area of Tacloban City was not spared by the storm. The roof of the market was extensively damaged, and the nearby shanty town was nearly wiped away.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1666" align="alignleft" width="648"] More coastal damage around Tacloban City and ships grounded from the storm.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1667" align="alignleft" width="648"] This image shows ships grounded from the storm. An oil storage and transfer dock appears to be intact.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1668" align="alignleft" width="648"] Along the road to the Tacloban City airport, there is extensive damage to structures along the peninsula.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1669" align="alignleft" width="648"] Recently arrived aircraft at Tacloban City airport. Airport facilities were heavily damaged.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1670" align="alignleft" width="648"] Just south of Tacloban City, a coastal road is heavily damaged with flood waters draining lowlands through a washed out culvert.[/caption] Back to Blog

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