Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on October 4, 2016, as a Category 4 hurricane. The combined effects of wind, coastal flooding and rain caused heavy flooding, landslides, and the destruction of a great deal of infrastructure, agricultural crops and natural ecosystems.
In the framework of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS), GeoVille generated maps and statistics related to damage assessment caused by Cyclone Matthew. The purpose of the activation was to provide a general reference content to support activities of administration in reconstruction work and to understand vulnerabilities during the recovery period.
The aggregated figures led to the following main conclusions:
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