Report: Cyclone Evan Damage Assessment of Tuamasaga District, Upolu Island, Samoa (as of 8 Jan 2013)

from UNOSAT, UN Institute for Training and Research
Published on 08 Jan 2013 View Original

This report provides a detailed analysis of damages observed in the coastal area of Tuamasaga District, Upolu, Samoa. Pleiades Satellite imagery acquired on 19 December 2012 and GeoEye 01 acquired on 24 September April 2012 was used for this report. A majority of buildings damaged or destroyed are mainly residential with roof damages and debris with occasional collapsed structures. In addition to building damages, sections of forests are observed to have collapsed or stripped of vegetation from the cyclone winds and potential flash floods with timber debris collected along the river banks and the coast. This report is in support of international humanitarian assistance and created to respond to the needs of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters, UN agencies and their partners. This assessment has not yet been validated in the field.