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02 Sep 2015 description

In Dominica, 20 persons are presumably dead (of which 11 have been confirmed), some other 35 people are still missing and more than 20 000 people are estimated to be affected. Authorities have declared 9 special disaster areas. The Government has also reported 574 persons as homeless, 600 evacuated and 267 in shelters. To date 52 houses have been reported as destroyed, and 89 damaged.

02 Sep 2015 description
map Maplecroft

New investors in Cuba will have to pay particular attention to the significant threats posed by natural hazards, including severe storms and droughts. The Caribbean country’s return to the international fold is expected to usher in a wave of foreign investment in tourism, agri-business, and oil and gas exploration. However, operations and infrastructure in Cuba are highly susceptible to hurricanes – the island has been hit by eight major storms since 2001, disrupting supply chains and damaging buildings and homes.

01 Sep 2015 description
report Government of Cuba

"La brigada viaja preparada con lo necesario –medicamentos y material gastable– para enfrentar los cuadros básicos que generan las inundaciones producto de las intensas lluvias", aseguró el doctor Norberto Ramos, jefe del personal médico cubano

Autor: Jorge Legañoa | internet@granma.cu
31 de agosto de 2015 23:08:34

01 Sep 2015 description

1) CARIBBEAN – Tropical Cyclone ERIKA

Tropical Storm ERIKA move through Lesser Antilles on 27 August, causing heavy rains and floods especially in Dominica. As of 31 August, in Dominica, there were 20 dead, several others missing, 300 people evacuated in 267 shelters, 48 houses destroyed and 84 damaged, nine areas categorized as special disaster areas, 50 % of the island was still without water provision on 30 August. Need assessments are still ongoing.

31 Aug 2015 description

The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations is ready to provide humanitarian assistance to Cuba suffering from drought and send there specialists following a request from the country, said Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov at the meeting with ambassador of Cuba in Russia Emilio Lozada Garcia, which has taken place at the National Crisis Management Center. The main objective of the meeting was discussion of the drought in Cuba and ways to get over it.

“The drought has become a disaster. Around 4 million people are suffering from it now”, - Mr. Garcia told.

31 Aug 2015 description

Message: Dominica: CDEMA CU continues to coordinate the Regional Response Mechanism to moblise support to Dominica.

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30 Aug 2015 description

La Havane, Cuba | AFP | 30/08/2015 - 01:02 GMT

par Francisco JARA

La tempête tropicale Erika, qui a fait 20 morts cette semaine sur la petite île de la Dominique, s'est progressivement dissipée samedi au-dessus de Cuba.

Selon le centre cubain de prévisions météorologiques, la tempête a été déclassée au rang de dépression tropicale dans la journée, à la faveur d'un couloir de basse pression sur l'île.

30 Aug 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Marc Frank

HAVANA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Cuba will begin a two-month cloud-seeding campaign over the eastern part of the Caribbean island in hopes of easing the worst drought in more than a century, Communist Party daily Granma said on Friday.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet.

30 Aug 2015 description

Havana, Cuba | AFP | Sunday 8/30/2015 - 00:01 GMT

by Francisco JARA

Tropical storm Erika broke up as it raked across Cuba on Saturday, drenching the drought-parched island in heavy rain after killing at least 20 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica.

The Miami-based National Hurricane Center later called off all coastal watches and warnings and said the storm had "dissipated" -- a relief for a dozen Caribbean island nations stalked in recent days by Erika.

But it did caution that Florida should keep an eye on "the remnants."

30 Aug 2015 description

Message: Dominica: Evacuation of residents of Petit Savanne. Prime Minister declared nine 9 Special Disaster Areas.

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29 Aug 2015 description

Situación

La Tormenta Tropical Erika se está alejando de la isla la Española y se espera que en las próximas horas toque la parte sur de Cuba, según las imágenes del Centro Nacional de Huracanes de Miami.

La Oficina Nacional de Meteorología (ONAMET), mantiene un Aviso por condiciones de Tormenta Tropical asociado al paso de Erika en todas las costas de la República Dominicana, es decir, desde Cabo Engaño (La Altagracia) hasta Pedernales y desde Cabo Engaño hasta la Bahía de Manzanillo (Monte Cristi).

29 Aug 2015 description
report Government of Cuba

Ante las intensas lluvias que se prevé ocasione Erika, en las provincias de Guantánamo, Santiago de Cuba y Granma se adoptan medidas por sus respectivos Consejos de Defensa, con el objetivo de preservar esencialmente vidas humanas y bienes individuales y colectivos

Autor: Darelia Díaz Borrero | internet@granma.cu
Autor: Jorge Luis Merencio Cautí | internet@granma.cu
Autor: Eduardo Palomares Calderón | palomares@granma.cu

29 Aug 2015 description

Situation

Tropical Storm Erika was located about 120 kilometers southwest of the capital of the Dominican Republic, on red alert (maximum), and is expected that throughout Saturday morning will advance to northern Haiti.

29 Aug 2015 description

Roseau, Dominica | AFP | Friday 8/29/2015 - 06:25 GMT

by Alexander MARTINEZ

Tropical Storm Erika left at least 20 people dead when it swept over the tiny island nation of Dominica, officials reported Friday, as the system barreled through the Caribbean.

While crews rushed to search for survivors and clean up scenes of chaos on Caribbean islands, Haitian authorities issued travel restrictions and opened emergency shelters ahead of the storm's arrival.

26 Aug 2015 description
report El Espectador

“Vamos a tener una jornada difícil en materia hídrica en los próximos días", informo Luis Felipe Henao

El ministro de Vivienda, Luis Felipe Henao informó que en al menos 500 municipios del país se han activado planes de contingencia debido a la falta de agua que ha generado la sequía de los últimos meses.

Según informó Henao a RCN Radio, “vamos a tener una jornada difícil en materia hídrica en los próximos días. Nos preocupa mucho la Costa Caribe, porque es donde existe mayor dificultad, pero estamos trabajando en ello”.

26 Aug 2015 description
  • Tropical Cyclone Danny crossed the Leeward islands (northern Lesser Antilles) on 24 August, having weakened to a Tropical Depression. Approximately 56 mm of rainfall were recorded in Dominica within 24 h over 23-24 August.

  • As of 25 August, neither injuries nor flooding have been reported on the islands.

24 Aug 2015 description
  • Tropical Cyclone Danny continued moving west towards the northern Lesser Antilles (Leeward Islands), with weakening intensity. On 24 August, at 3.00 UTC, it was a Tropical Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 65 km/h, and its centre was located 155 km east of Dominica.

  • Over the next 24 hrs, Danny is forecast to continue on its western track, probably weakening into a Tropical Depression. It will reach the southern Leeward Islands later on 24 August and cross into the Caribbean Sea.

24 Aug 2015 description
  • On 22 August, Hurricane Danny was downgraded to a Tropical Storm. It is currently located some 780 km from the Leeward Islands and expected to move northeastward.

  • A tropical storm watch is in effect for Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, Saba and Statia. French authorities have declared yellow alert for Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, Saint Barths.

  • The National Hurricane Plan has been activated in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda and shelters have been activated. Other countries have also taken preparedness measures.

23 Aug 2015 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Juventud Rebelde

En la provincia de Cienfuegos, en medio de la intensa sequía que atraviesa el país, realizan acciones de mantenimiento sin interrupciones en varias de sus plantas potabilizadoras

CIENFUEGOS.— Cuatro de las ocho potabilizadoras que abastecen de agua a buena parte de la provincia son sometidas a acciones de mantenimiento y reparación, con el fin de garantizar mayor calidad en la purificación de este líquido vital.