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28 Aug 2015 description

Caribbean - Tropical Cyclone ERIKA
• ERIKA continues moving north-west as a Tropical Storm. On 27 August, at 9.00 UTC, its centre was located between Grand Terre of Guadeloupe and the island of Antigua.
• Over the next 24h, ERIKA’s intensity may slightly increase, but will remain a Tropical Storm. Its centre is forecast to pass near or over portions of the Leeward Islands and the British Virgin Islands on 27 August and near or north of Puerto Rico early on 28 August UTC.

24 Mar 2015 description

A large-scale tsunami response exercise will take place in the Caribbean on 25 March. The purpose of this exercise is to test the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, established in 2005 under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO). It is designed to evaluate the response capacity of Caribbean countries and adjacent regions* in the event of a dangerous tsunami. The organizers** of the test have prepared two scenarii.

01 Dec 2014 description

| Overview |

Working environment The intensification of several humanitarian crises in Africa and in the Middle East is keeping global resettlement needs high. Thanks to the generosity of countries such as the United States and Canada, which have large resettlement programmes, many vulnerable refugees are able to find a solution to their plight.

14 Oct 2014 description

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS INTENSAS: Las fuertes precipitaciones de los últimos días ocasionan daños de diversa gravedad en Nicaragua, Guatemala, islas Bermudas y Colombia, entre otros países.

  • SEQUÍA: Aumenta el número de familias afectadas en Guatemala a 300,000 mientras el Gobierno y PMA continúan con la distribución de alimentos a estas personas.

14 Oct 2014 description

Highlights

  • INTENSE RAINS: Recent heavy rains have caused damages in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Bermuda islands and Colombia, among other countries.

  • DROUGHT: The number of families affected increased to 300,000. The Government and WFP continue distributing food to affected people.

  • EBOLA: A second case was diagnosed in the USA, representing the first time someone is infected in the country. Countries in the region are strengthening their preparedness plans to deal with possible cases.

30 Jul 2014 description
infographic Redhum

Fuente: Prensa Libre

08 Nov 2012 description

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.

28 Mar 2012 description

Release Number: 4017-057

» More Information on Puerto Rico Hurricane Irene

» En Español

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:

19 Jan 2012 description

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.

07 Sep 2011 description

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-.

30 Aug 2011 description

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.

25 Aug 2011 description
report El Espectador

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.

24 Aug 2011 description

“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.