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Post Matthew Damage Assessment and Monitoring of Recovery Activities and rural areas in the South Region of Haiti
21 February 2019
On 4 October 2016, the Category 4 Hurricane Matthew ravaged the southern region of Haiti causing widespread damage with wind speeds as high as 230 km/h and torrential rain. In some areas it was reported that more than 95% of buildings as well as trees and agriculture were almost completely destroyed.
Reuters reported that approximately 61,500 people sought shelter while over 1,000 fatalities were recorded. The Copernicus EMS Rapid Mapping module was activated on 3 October 2016 to monitor damage, particularly focused on the assessment of impact on housing and infrastructure.
Image credit: Copernicus EMS © 2019 EU - Damage assessment of assets map