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Haiti + 6 others
The EU gives €6 million for emergency aid in the Caribbean after Hurricane Sandy

Reference: IP/12/1190 Event Date: 08/11/2012

Brussels, 8 November 2012

In response to serious damages caused by Hurricane Sandy, the European has released €6 million to bring immediate relief to the most vulnerable population severely affected by the hurricane in the Caribbean.

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Seven Months Later, Disaster Aid Surpasses $83.9 million

Release Number: 4017-057

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SAN JUAN, PR -- More than $83.9 million in grants for disaster aid has been approved to Puerto Rico to continue recovering from the heavy rains, flooding, landslides and mudslides left by Hurricane Irene, Government of Puerto Rico and federal officials announced today.

After seven months, disaster assistance provided includes:

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$26.1 million disbursed for public assistance disaster aid

SAN JUAN, PR -- The recovery operation lead by the Government of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has resulted in the disbursal of more than $26.1 million in disaster aid for Public Assistance (PA). As of today, 907 infrastructure projects have been approved for designated municipalities.

"Local governments are working as fast as they can to fix their infrastructure and we want to ensure that they receive adequate support from our agency," said Justo Hernández, Federal Coordinating Officer.

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Cabo Verde + 5 others
Boletín Informativo No. 2059 Tormenta tropical Maria se desplaza en el Atlántico

TORMENTA TROPICAL MARIA SE DESPLAZA EN EL ATLÁNTICO

La Depresión Tropical 14 que se desplaza en el océano Atlántico se fortaleció y se convirtió en la Tormenta Tropical María, fenómeno que se ubica actualmente a 1,965 kilómetros de las Islas de Cabo Verde y a 2,095 kilómetros de las Antillas Menores, según la información del Centro Nacional de Huracanes de Estados Unidos –CNH-.

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Bahamas + 7 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean, Year 4 – Volume 21 - 29 August, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • BAHAMAS: Over 1,380 people were evacuated due to Hurricane Irene.

  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Hurricane Irene left 4 dead and more than 37,740 people evacuated.

  • PUERTO RICO: The economic impact of Hurricane Irene is estimated at US$130 millions.

  • GUATEMALA: Heavy rains have affected 685 people in three departments in the country.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Bahamas + 5 others
Huracán 'Irene' golpea Bahamas, EE.UU emite alerta

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Una nueva depresión tropical se formó al este del Atlántico y puede transformarse en la tormenta 'José'.

El peligroso huracán "Irene" continúa desplazándose sobre el noroeste de Bahamas y ocasiona inundaciones y cortes en el suministro de energía eléctrica, al tiempo que se ha emitido un alerta de ciclón para Estados Unidos.

"Irene" ha perdido intensidad al bajar sus vientos máximos sostenidos a 185 kilómetros por hora, pero puede cobrar intensidad de nuevo, informó hoy el Centro Nacional de Huracanes (CNH) de Estados Unidos.

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Bahamas + 5 others
“Irene” podría transformarse en un peligroso huracán categoría 4

“Irene” podría convertirse en un peligroso ciclón categoría 4 al cobrar más intensidad en las cálidas aguas del mar Caribe, informó hoy el Centro Nacional de Huracanes (CNH) de Estados Unidos.

“Irene” se transformó hoy en un huracán categoría 3 en la escala de intensidad Saffir-Simpson de un máximo de cinco con vientos máximos sostenidos de 185 kilómetros por hora.

En esta trayectoria el ojo del huracán cruzará esta noche el sureste y centro de Bahamas para luego proseguir hacia el noroeste de esta nación caribeña mañana.

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Bahamas + 5 others
El huracán Irene se refuerza a categoría 3 y se acerca a Bahamas y EEUU

El huracán Irene se intensificó este miércoles con vientos de 185 km/h a su paso por las islas Bahamas y aumentó a categoría tres, cuando avanza al sureste de Estados Unidos con pronósticos de fortalecerse, indicó el Centro Nacional de Huracanes (NCH).

El ciclón que en las últimas horas había pasado de categoría uno a dos, se encontraba a 85 km al sureste de Acklins en las islas Bahamas y a 540 km al sureste de Nassau, precisó el informe meteorológico de las 12H00 GMT.

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Huracán Irene se fortalece en su paso por el Caribe

Lluvias, ráfagas de viento y fuertes oleajes enfrentaba la tarde de ayer República Dominicana ante la inmimente llegada del huracán Irene, que estaba a 100 km de su costa para luego seguir su rumbo hacia Bahamas con predicciones de fortalecerse.

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Huracán Irene azota República Dominicana y Haití; se fortalece camino a EEUU

NAGUA, República Dominicana — El huracán Irene azotaba este martes República Dominicana con intensas lluvias y vientos de 160 km/h que dejan al menos 7.000 desplazados, mientras avanza hacia las islas Turcos y Caicos con pronóstico de tocar fortalecido la costa sureste de Estados Unidos.

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Meterología dice que en la tarde se sentirán primeras ráfagas de la tormenta Emily

La Oficina Nacional de Meteorología informó próximo a este mediodía que en la tarde se comenzarán a sentir las primeras ráfagas de tormenta Emily en las provincias de Hato Mayor, El Seibo, San Pedro de Macorís, Santo Domingo, Monte Plata y otras poblaciones.

Informó que los residentes en zonas bajas próximos a ríos, cañadas, arroyos y otros lugares vulnerables deben alejarse de estos lugares y ponerse en contacto con los centros habilitados por la Defensa Civil.

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 09 Nov 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

Widespread influenza activity and increased trends in acute respiratory disease continued this week.

In Canada, the national influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate increased again relative to the last week and remained above average for the fifth consecutive week. There was another

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 03 Nov 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

Widespread influenza activity and increased trends in acute respiratory disease continued this week.

In Canada, the national influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rate increased again relative to the last week and remained above average for the fourth consecutive week. There was a

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 26 Oct 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

In Canada and the United States, spread of influenza continues to be widespread and trends of acute respiratory disease continue to increase.

In the United States, in EW 41, outpatient influenza-like-illness (ILI) activity continued to increase, remaining

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 09 Oct 2009

The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages.

I- Evolution of the pandemic

North America

Regarding WHO qualitative indicators (See Annex 1) for monitoring of the pandemic, the three countries in North America report widespread geographic spread. There was an increasing trend of respiratory disease in Canada and Mexico, while decreasing in the Unites

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American Samoa + 45 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 02 Oct 2009

Summary of the situation reported during the last week

- 8,869 new confirmed cases (146,016 cumulative cases in 35 countries).

- 158 new confirmed deaths (3,292 confirmed deaths in 25 countries).

- 98.9% of the influenza A viruses that were subtyped were pandemic (H1N1) 2009.

- South America experienced low intensity and a decrease or unchanged trend

- North America experienced an increasing trend despite low intensity of acute respiratory disease everywhere except for Mexico

- Central America experienced low or moderate intensity and a decreasing trend.

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Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 regional update 25 Sep 2009

This report was prepared based on the indicators in the document Human infection with pandemic (H1N1)2009 virus: updated interim WHO guidance on global surveillance available at http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/h1n1_surveillance_20090710/en/index.html

The qualitative indicators for surveillance of the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 are described in Table 3 of this report. The information presented herein has been obtained through the official sites