Posts tagged as cyclone Idai

Satellite imagery shows Cyclone Idai flood waters receding

It is thought that well over a million people have been affected by what is probably the worst storm on record to hit the southern hemisphere. Making landfall on 15 March 2019, Cyclone Idai affected Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, destroying buildings and roads and inundating entire towns, villages and swathes of farmland. The human death […]

Open data response to cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai first made landfall in Mozambique on 14 March 2019, affecting tens of thousands of people across the country and neighbouring Malawi. The Ngangu Township in Chimanimani and the Rusitu Valley communities were the hardest hit. When crises like this occur, DigitalGlobe is committed to supporting the humanitarian community by providing critical and actionable […]

Mapping cyclone Idai floods using radar satellite imagery

As millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggle to cope with the aftermath of what could be the southern hemisphere’s worst storm, Copernicus Sentinel-1 is one of the satellite missions being used to map flooded areas to help relief efforts. Cyclone Idai swept through this part of southeast Africa over the last few […]