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Malawi: International Charter activated for storm

Malawi seen from space

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was triggered to provide satellite-based

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NASA: Examining extratropical cyclones to understand cloud-storm relationship

VIIRS captured this view of the Bering Sea superstorm on 8 November

NASA's scientists are researching new information about the Earth's hydrologic cycle by examining satellite radar imagery of extratropical cyclones in the Bering Sea.

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Fri, 28/11/2014 - 09:34

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Floods in France: International Charter activated

Situation Map - Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, Gard, France

Several people have died after torrential rains and subsequent floods in southern France on 17 and 18 September 2014. The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 18 September by Direction Générale de la Sécurité Civile et de la Gestion des Crises (COGIC) in order to obtain satellite-based maps of the flood and its impacts. SERTIT will be the Project Manager for this activation.

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Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:57

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Swiss Re: Insured disaster losses in first half of 2014 relatively low

Insured and uninsured catastrophe-related losses in USD billion

In a recent press release, the re-insurance company Swiss Re announced that global

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National Hurricane Center: Decisive tools for storm surge preparedness

Forecast map of wind for Hurricane Arthur

Some days before Hurricane Arthur hit North Carolina coast on 4 July 2014, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) posted a forecast map on their web site, enhancing

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Wed, 16/07/2014 - 13:16

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NASA satellites observe the development of tropical storm Tapah

satellites track tropical storm in the Pacific

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite started tracing the newborn tropical storm Tapah on 28 April. At the time the storm was still developing close to Guam in the Western Pacific Ocean.

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Fri, 02/05/2014 - 11:08

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International Charter activated for floods in the UK

River Thames by Wallingford, Oxfordshire flooded

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated because of ongoing heavy storms have caused flooding across the UK. One person has been reported killed and more than 300 properties flooded so far.

Flooding is expected alongside the big rivers – Thames, Severn and Stour. Roads and train services have been disrupted.

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Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:23

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Gaza Strip: International Charter activated due to flood and storm

Satellite image shows the snow storm over the Gaza strip that caused floodings

On 17 December 2013, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated, as requested by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, due to flood and a storm in Gaza Strip. Since 12 December, a winter storm, Alexa, has struck the Middle East causing days of snow and heavy rain. The, reportedly, worst storm of the region in over sixty years, has resulted in flooding in the Gaza Strip that has forced the evacuation of over 5000 people.

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Wed, 18/12/2013 - 09:01

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International Charter activated for United Kingdom due to potential floods

Between the 5 and 6 December 2013 a powerful storm is forecast to hit the region

On 4 December 2013, the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” was activated, as requested by CCS, due to flood risk in the eastern coast of the United Kingdom. Between the 5 and 6 December 2013 a powerful storm was forecast to hit the region and cause widespread flooding along the coast, affecting as many as 3000 homes.

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Fri, 06/12/2013 - 10:31

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NASA: TRMM Satellite Captured Tropical Storm Andrea

TRMM image of storm Andrea

The first storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm Andrea started on the late afternoon of June 5th, 2013 with a low pressure and continued throughout the whole week over the southeast of Gulf of Mexico. The storm had weakened considerably but it is still packed enough to effect Florida's Gulf coast and still carries very heavy rains causing flooding.

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Thu, 13/06/2013 - 13:34

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