Tuesday, October 11, 2016

October 11 Image of the Day: Hurricane Matthew in Hati

This image illustrates the destruction that Hurricane Matthew left in Haiti by juxtaposing before (2013) and after (10/9/2016) images of the southern peninsula. In the "after" image, all the vegetation is gone, and the buildings have been ripped apart. This pairing of images is important for understanding the geographic extent of the devastation, in order to know where to send rescue teams or concentrate resources with aid, and also as a visual tool for those outside Haiti to get a better grasp of what is going on and be encouraged to help or contribute resources. 

Original image data available at: http://opendata.digitalglobe.com/

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