[HOT] Fwd: [CrisisMappers] FW: [SpaceAid] Fw: Space-Based Information in response to eruptions and tropical storm AGATHA in Guatemala
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Sujet: [CrisisMappers] FW: [SpaceAid] Fw: Space-Based Information in
response to eruptions and tropical storm AGATHA in Guatemala
Date : Mon, 31 May 2010 22:31:25 -0400
De : Walter Svekla <ws at imagecatinc.com>
Répondre à : crisismappers at googlegroups.com
Pour : crisismappers at googlegroups.com
*From:* spaceaid-bounces at ungiwg.org <mailto:spaceaid-bounces at ungiwg.org>
[mailto:spaceaid-bounces at ungiwg.org
<mailto:spaceaid-bounces at ungiwg.org>] *On Behalf Of *UN Space Aid
*Sent:* Monday, May 31, 2010 3:35 AM
*To:* spaceaid at ungiwg.org <mailto:spaceaid at ungiwg.org>
*Subject:* [SpaceAid] Fw: Space-Based Information in response to
eruptions and tropical storm AGATHA in Guatemala
This is to inform you that at the request of the Guatemalan Government
and on behalf of the World Bank, OOSA has requested the activation of
the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters and other
space-based mechanisms in support of relief operations with regard to
the impacts of the volcanic eruption (Pacaya volcano, 27- 28 May 2010),
and the impacts related to tropical storm AGATHA (29-30 May, 2010;
floods, landslides, subsidence).
The Pacaya volcano in Guatemala started erupting lava and rocks on
Thursday, 27 May. Ash has been covering the sourrounding area, including
the capital Guatemala City. Several thousand persons had to be evacuated
due to the volcanic eruption. When torrential rainfall set in a few
hours after, several houses collapsed due to heavy weight of the ash,
displacing dozens of people.
Aggravating the situation, tropical storm Agatha made landfall in
Guatemala on Saturday, 29 May. Heavy winds and severe rainfall have led
to flash floods and landslides in many areas of the country. Close to
100 fatalities have been reported throughout the region: nearly 30,000
people are in temporary shelters, and approximately 100.000 people are
severely affected by the situation in Guatemala.
Please find below the coordinates of the Area of Interest for your
a) PACAYA ERUPTION
Upper left: Lat 14° 39’ 38.34” N Long 90° 49‘ 11.09” W
Lower right: Lat 14° 11’ 11.22” N Long 90° 22’ 58.32” W
b) MOTAGUA FLOODPLAIN
Upper left: Lat 15° 51’ 17.07” N Long 88° 18‘ 34.29” W
Lower right Lat 15° 11’ 38.11” N Long 88° 13’ 36.03” W
We are including polygons for these two areas in the framework of
Google-Earth to help you visualize the floodplain of the Motagua basin
which has been flooded.
As always, the UN-SPIDER SpaceAid Framework welcomes any support you may
provide in response to this major disaster.
Respective space-based information and contact details will be made
available at: http://www.un-spider.org/page/3528/guatemalan-disasters.
If you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact
us at your convenience in: spaceaid at unoosa.org <mailto:spaceaid at unoosa.org>
with best regards,
Juan Carlos Villagran de León
Designated Focal Point for this activation
/(See attached file: Guatemala - AOIs.pdf)/
spaceaid at unoosa.org <mailto:spaceaid at unoosa.org>
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