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Participation record pour l’exercice d’alerte au tsunami dans les Caraïbes

L’exercice d’alerte au tsunami qui s’est déroulé le 26 mars dans les Caraïbes a connu une participation sans précédent comparée aux tests effectués en 2011 et 2013. Organisé sous les auspices de la Commission océanographique intergouvernementale (COI) de l’UNESCO, cet exercice montre l’implication des pays concernés et la prise de conscience de la menace que représentent les tsunamis dans la région.

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Record participation in Caribbean tsunami warning exercise

The level of participation in the tsunami warning exercise that took place on 26 March in the Caribbean was unprecedented, compared with similar exercises in 2011 and 2013. Organized under the auspices of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), it reflects the commitment of the countries concerned and a growing awareness of the tsunami threat in the region.

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Récord de participación en el simulacro de alerta de tsunamis en el Caribe

El ensayo de alerta de tsunami que se desarrolló el 26 de marzo en el Caribe obtuvo una participación sin precedentes comparado con otros que se habían desarrollado en 2011 y 2013. Organizado bajo los auspicios de la Comisión Oceanográfica Intergubernamental (COI) de la UNESCO, el ensayo muestra la implicación de los países concernidos y la toma de conciencia respecto a la amenaza que representan los tsunamis en la región.

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United States Virgin Islands: Location Map (2013)

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Haiti + 9 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies Latin America & The Caribbean - Year 5 - Volume 272

HIGHLIGHTS:

 HURRICANE SEASON: Tropical Storm Isaac caused flooding and landslides leaving 8 dead.

 VENEZUELA: More than 2,135 people were evacuated in the state of Sucre due to rains

 EL SALVADOR: A 6.7 magnitude earthquake caused alarm. No damage was reported

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Haiti + 9 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias América Latina & El Caribe - Año 5 - Volumen 272

DESTACADOS:

 TEMPORADA DE HURACANES: Tormenta Tropical Isaac causa inundaciones y deslaves dejando 8 muertos.

 VENEZUELA: Más de 2,135 personas fueron evacuadas en el Estado de Sucre por las lluvias.

 EL SALVADOR: Sismo de 6.7 grados causa alarma entre la población. No se reportan daños.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Tropical Storm Irene nears Puerto Rico

  • Storm could be season's 1st Atlantic hurricane by Monday

  • Northwest path over Caribbean could threaten Florida

  • Puerto Rico governor urges residents to take shelter (Updates storm strength, position, adds quotes)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Irene strengthened as it barreled across the Caribbean toward Puerto Rico on Sunday on a course that could take it to Florida later in the week.

Reuters - AlertNet:



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Irene moves over Caribbean, seen becoming hurricane

  • Northwestward path over Caribbean could threaten Florida

  • Caribbean islands issue tropical storm warnings

  • Harvey over northern Guatemala, seen weakening (Updates position of Irene, adds Harvey weakening)

MIAMI, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Irene formed east of the Leeward Islands on Saturday and was expected to become a hurricane in the next two days heading on a northwestward track through the Caribbean that may threaten Florida.

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En alerta el Caribe por Tormenta tropical Emily

La tormenta tropical Emily mantiene este martes en estado de alerta a las islas del Caribe, donde comienzan a sentirse las fuertes lluvias, las ráfagas y las inundaciones costeras.

El Centro Nacional de Huracanas de Estados Unidos (CNH) llamó a los países del área a mantenerse atentos, pues está previsto que el ciclón aumente su intensidad en las próximas 24 horas, reporta Prensa Latina.

De acuerdo con el meteorólogo Javier Serrano, Emily tiene vientos máximos sostenidos de 65 kilómetros por hora y se espera que aumente hasta los 97 entre este martes y el miércoles.

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Barbados + 5 others
Caribbean User-defined Satellite Products for Disaster Management

Bridgetown, Barbados, May 10 , 2011 – (CDEMA) – National Disaster Managers, Regional organizations, development partners and space agencies advance in the development of user-defined satellite products for disaster management in the Caribbean.

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President Obama Signs U.S. Virgin Islands Disaster Declaration

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands and ordered Federal aid to supplement Territory recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, rockslides, and mudslides associated with Tropical Storm Tomas during the period of November 8-12, 2010.

Federal funding is available to Territory and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, flooding, rockslides, and mudslides associated with Tropical

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Federal Aid Programs For State Of U.S. Virgin Islands Disaster Recovery

Release Date: November 24, 2010

Release Number: HQ-10-222FactSheet

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Assistance for the Territorial and Local Governments Can Include as Required:

-Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for repairing or replacing damaged public facilities, such as roads, bridges, utilities, buildings, schools, recreational areas

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President Obama Signs U.S. Virgin Islands Disaster Declaration

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands and ordered Federal aid to supplement Territory efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, mudslides, and landslides associated with Tropical Storm Otto during the period of October 1-8, 2010.

Federal funding is available to Territory and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms, flooding, mudslides, and landslides associated with Tropical Storm

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US Virgin Islands: Gubernatorial Proclamation - State of Emergency Due to Sub-Tropical Storm Otto

A PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS DECLARING A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS DUE TO SUB-TROPICAL STORM OTTO

WHEREAS, Title 23, Section 1005(a), Virgin Islands Code, vests in the Governor the responsibility for meeting the dangers to the Territory and people presented by emergencies or major disasters; and

WHEREAS, on October 5, 2010, the National Hurricane Center issued a flash flood watch and small craft advisory warning for the United States Virgin Islands based on the course of a tropical

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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