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29 Aug 2016 description

Key updates

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

25 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

  • None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

  • Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Haiti

18 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time:
 Bahamas

Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Honduras and Suriname

Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time:
 Costa Rica and Guatemala

15 Aug 2016 description
  • As of 10 August 2016, 69 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (66 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

04 Aug 2016 description

As of 3 August 2016, 68 countries and territories (Fig. 1, Table 1) have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (65 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

 51 countries and territories with a first reported outbreak from 2015 onwards (Table 1).

 Four countries are classified as having possible endemic transmission or have reported evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika infections in 2016.

28 Jul 2016 description

 As of 27 July 2016, 67 countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2007 (64 of these countries and territories have reported evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission since 2015):

 50 countries and territories with a first reported outbreak from 2015 onwards.

 Four countries are classified as having possible endemic transmission or have reported evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika infections in 2016.

22 Oct 2015 description

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, October 16th, 2015 (DDME) - When disasters strike will TCI’s first response agencies be able to handle a large scale emergency requiring a multiagency response? Can the agencies needed to coordinate this multiagency disaster effectively coordinate and share resources? How long can the staff of any one agency sustain a 24hour/ 7 days a week EOC? What are the roles and responsibilities of responding agencies in the National EOC? Where will the extra resources come from to effectively operate an EOC?

22 Oct 2015 description

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, October 15th, 2015 (DDME) - The Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies is currently hosting a two-day Incident Command Systems (ICS) Training Workshop from Wednesday 14th– Thursday 15th, October 2015 for Command-level first responder personnel from Police, Fire, EMT, Medical, Air Ports and Sea Ports. The ICS training workshop is being held at The Life Centre Building on Old Airport Road, Grand Turk.

13 Oct 2015 description

Destacados

  • TEMPORADA DE HURACANES: El paso del huracán Joaquín provocó graves daños a la infraestructura y viviendas en Acklins, Largo, Crooked, islas de San Salvador y Rum Cay. En apoyo a la Agencia de Manejo de Emergencias y Desastres en el Caribe (CDEMA), un equipo de evaluación rápida de necesidades con miembros de las Naciones Unidas fue desplegado a la región afectada.

13 Oct 2015 description

Highlights

  • HURRICANE SEASON: Hurricane Joaquin passed over the southern Island of the Bahamas and resulted in several damage to critical infrastructure and housing in Acklins, Long, Crooked, and San Salvador islands and Rum Cay. CDEMA deployed a Rapid Needs Assessment Team with members from the UN to the affected region.

  • LANDSLIDE: Authorities declared a red alert in El Cambray II, municipality of Santa Catarina Pinula, department of Guatemala, following a deadly landslide that left 274 dead and 353 people missing.

08 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • CDEMA Executive Director holds high level consultations in Nassau
  • CDEMA RNAT arrives in Nassau and deployed to affected family Islands
  • Initial reports from Rapid Damage and Needs Assessments Teams for Crooked Island and Long Island received.

THE SITUATION:

On September 30th, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin became the tenth named hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season which affected the southern and central Islands of the Bahamas.

06 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • CDEMA finalizes arrangements for three Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment Teams for the Bahamas.

  • Relief supplies dispatched to the Southern Bahamas via the RFA Lyme Bay

  • 1 person reported missing in Bahamas

  • Joaquin claims 1 life in Haiti

  • Joaquin predicted to pass to the west of Bermuda Joaquin expected to produce additional rainfall over the Bahamas and Bermuda

  • Damage assessment process continues for the Turks and Caicos Islands

04 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

•All clear issued for The Bahamas

•CDEMA initiates arrangements for three Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment Teams to the Bahamas.

•Relief supplies dispatched to the Southern Bahamas

•Joaquin expected to produce additional rainfall over the Bahamas, eastern Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos Islands today.

•Damage assessment process ongoing for the Turks and Caicos Islands.

03 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The core of intense Hurricane Joaquin begins to move away from the central Bahamas Joaquin is now a Category 3 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

  • Joaquin is expected to produce heavy rainfall over the central Bahamas, with some rainfall expected over the southeastern Bahamas, northwestern Bahamas, eastern Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

  • This rainfall could result in life-threatening flash floods.

03 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Joaquin has weakened slightly as the eye passes near San Salvador Island.

  • Joaquin is now a Category 3 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

  • Joaquin is expected to produce heavy rainfall over the central Bahamas, with some rainfall expected over the southeastern Bahamas, northwestern Bahamas, eastern Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

  • This rainfall could result in life-threatening flash floods.