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This Pleiades map analyses damage from Hurricane Gonzalo on Hamilton City, Bermuda.

Hurricane Gonzalo was a Category Two storm as it hit Bermuda on 17 October 2014, and measurements recorded peak winds of 232km/h (144 mph). The storm left property damage in its wake, and scattered debris and trees across many roads, but no one was killed. 30,000 people were left without power during the storm.

In the days before Gonzalo reached Bermuda, the storm had intensified to Category Four, at the higher end of the Saffir-Simpson scale, and there had been concerns that this would have a major impact on Bermuda, but on the day before Gonzalo reached Bermuda it weakened to Category Two.

Due to the potential the storm had, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 15 October in anticipation of a disaster in Bermuda. The government of Bermuda requested satellite imagery of the aftermath to aid in disaster response.

This map is one of a series produced by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service for the Charter, and the maps analyse satellite imagery of Bermuda after Gonzalo to assess the damage. This particular map was created with a Pleiades image acquired on 18 October and shows Hamilton City, the capital of Bermuda.

View the full resolution map and other maps of this disaster.

Credit: Pleiades © CNES 2014 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by the European Commission

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