[HOT] Possible Activation for Samoa - Standby

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Fri Dec 14 07:51:59 GMT 2012

Hi All,

There has been a likely request to help mapping impact in Samoa
(background below). Currently there are no specific action needed by
HOT yet.

I'm exploring avenues for obtaining post event imagery and will report
as I know more.


=======Information about the event======

BBC Story of Cyclone Evan:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20722395  Power is going to be
major issue ("Tanugamanono power plant is completely destroyed and we
might not have power for at least two weeks")

A bit of background:
Mostly the damage isn't serious but minor - more inconvenience than
life threatening. A couple of casualties, moderate injuries, lot of
structural and property damage. Some infrastructural damage
Power out everywhere.

Water shortage is probably going to be an issue from tomorrow and food
thereafter due to significant crop damage.

Dave will try to get something going in-country to find out about
social infrastructure, what shops are open, where to charge phones,

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