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Hurricane Matthew imagery via Google Crisis Response

by Timothy Whitehead on Oct.10, 2016, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

Hurricane Matthew is an extra-tropical cyclone that impacted Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic and The Bahamas and as of this writing is moving along the coast of the southeastern United States causing heavy rains and consequent flooding.

The NOAA’s National Hurricane Centre provides this KML file showing the path of Hurricane Matthew.

The path of Hurricane Matthew as of October 9th, 2016.

Google Crisis response has released two maps. There is this Florida emergency preparedness map, which actually contains a variety of related information for the whole east coast of the US. Then there is this ‘Haiti Hurricane’ map, which has imagery from DigitalGlobe and Google’s Terra Bella of various parts of Haiti.

Google Crisis Response also kindly provided this KML file , which includes imagery of Haiti and the Bahamas. It is a network link so it will update as they add new imagery. As of this writing it does not include the Terra Bella imagery but they have stated that they will be adding that shortly.

As is normal for imagery gathered after natural disasters, the imagery is not the best quality but we can see that many houses have lost their roofs or worse.

Port Salut, Haiti.

Port Salut, Haiti.


Before and after of Tiburon, Haiti.

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