ABSTRACT

Open Skies Aerial Photography of Selected Areas in Central America Affected by Hurricane Mitch   [open pdf - 42MB]

This resource is a collection of aerial photographs taken of the areas affected by Hurricane Mitch: "Between October 27 and November 1, 1998, Central America was devastated by Hurricane Mitch, a force five Hurricane-one of the most destructive hurricanes in the recorded history of the western hemisphere. Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala all suffered significant damage. [...] One of the first informational needs was complete aerial photographic coverage of the storm-ravaged areas. These images were needed by the governments of the affected countries, by the U.S. agencies planning to provide assistance, and by the international relief community, including many donor agencies, poised to come to the aid of the residents of the devastated area."

Report Number:
U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1181
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Date:
1999-03-16
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Publishing Office: https://permanent.access.gpo.gov/
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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