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Fwd: [CrisisMappers] FW: [SpaceAid] Fw: Space-Based Information in response to eruptions and tropical storm AGATHA in Guatemala

Jean-Guilhem Cailton
Following the given link, the mentioned attached file for areas of interest can be found at :
http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/Guatemala%20-%20AOIs.pdf

Jean-Guilhem


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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 [hidden email]
Répondre à : [hidden email]
Pour : [hidden email]


From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of UN Space Aid
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2010 3:35 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [SpaceAid] Fw: Space-Based Information in response to eruptions and tropical storm AGATHA in Guatemala

 

Dear colleague,

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 information.

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: [hidden email]

with best regards,

Juan Carlos Villagran de León
Designated Focal Point for this activation

(See attached file: Guatemala - AOIs.pdf)

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UN-SPIDER SpaceAid
[hidden email]


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