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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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Impacts of Climate Change coming faster and sooner: New science report underlines urgency for governments to seal the deal in Copenhagen

Washington/Nairobi, 24 September 2009 -The pace and scale of climate change may now be outstripping even the most sobering predictions of the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC).

An analysis of the very latest, peer-reviewed science indicates that many predictions at the upper end of the IPCC's forecasts are becoming ever more likely.

Meanwhile, the newly emerging science points to some events thought likely to occur in longer-term time horizons, as already happening or set to happen far sooner than had previously been thought.

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Caribbean Hurricane Season OCHA Situation Report No. 24

This situation report is based on information received from, the UN Emergency Technical Team (UNETT) in the affected countries, the Regional Office in Panama and the National Hurricane Centre.

HIGHLIGHTS

- The Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes visited Haiti on 23 and 24 October. He called for continued efforts from the humanitarian community and appealed for donors to sustain their generosity.

- The situation in Gonaives and other affected areas in Haiti remain difficult in particular with regards to shelter and food security.

SITUATION

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Caribbean Hurricane Season OCHA Situation Report No. 23

This situation report is based on information received from, the UN Emergency Technical Team (UNETT) in the affected countries, the Regional Office in Panama and the National Hurricane Centre. This situation report covers the effects of storms and Hurricanes "Gustav", "Ike" and "Omar" in the Caribbean.

HIGHLIGHTS

- The Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, will visit Haiti on 23-24 October to review the response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the storms and hurricanes that hit the country.

- Shelter material is still a priority

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Track and windspeed of Intense hurricane Omar (as of 16 Oct 2008)

Intense hurricane Omar struck the Virgin Islands as a hurricane at about 01:00 GMT on 16 October. Data supplied by the US National Hurricane Center suggest that the point of landfall was near 16.9 N, 65.0 W. Omar brought 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 148 km/h (92 mph). Wind gusts in the area may have been considerably higher.

According to the Saffir-Simpson damage scale the potential property damage and flooding from a storm of Omar's strength (category 1) at landfall includes:

- Storm surge generally 1.2-1.5 metres (4-5 feet) above normal.

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Hurricane Omar: Saint Barthelemy - Antilles françaises - Spatio-carte - Situation le 18 octobre 2008

Hurricane Omar crossed the northern Leeward Islands as a major Category 3 storm. Warnings are being issued for other islands in the Caribbean Sea as the hurricane moves northeastward.
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Hurricane Omar: Saint Martin - Antilles françaises - Spatio-carte de référence - Situation le 13 octobre 2006

Hurricane Omar crossed the northern Leeward Islands as a major Category 3 storm. Warnings are being issued for other islands in the Caribbean Sea as the hurricane moves northeastward.
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Hurricane Omar: Saint Barthelemy - Antilles françaises - Spatio-carte de référence - Situation le 13 octobre 2006

Hurricane Omar crossed the northern Leeward Islands as a major Category 3 storm. Warnings are being issued for other islands in the Caribbean Sea as the hurricane moves northeastward.
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Hurricane Omar: Saint Barthelemy-Saint Martin - Antilles françaises - Spatio-carte de référence - Situation le 13 octobre 2006

Hurricane Omar crossed the northern Leeward Islands as a major Category 3 storm. Warnings are being issued for other islands in the Caribbean Sea as the hurricane moves northeastward.
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Hurricane Omar Public Advisory 12

000
WTNT35 KNHC 160848
TCPAT5
BULLETIN
HURRICANE OMAR ADVISORY NUMBER 12
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL152008
500 AM AST THU OCT 16 2008

...CORE OF OMAR RAPIDLY MOVING AWAY FROM THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MARTIN/MAARTEN...SABA...ST. EUSTATIUS...ST. BARTHELEMY...AND ANGUILLA.

AT 5 AM AST...0900 UTC...THE HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND THE ISLANDS OF VIEQUES AND CULEBRA HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.

AT 5 AM AST...0900 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT

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Hurricane Omar Public Advisory 10

000
WTNT35 KNHC 152044
TCPAT5
BULLETIN
HURRICANE OMAR ADVISORY NUMBER 10
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL152008
500 PM AST WED OCT 15 2008

...OMAR CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN AS IT MOVES CLOSER TO THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...

...HEAVY RAINBANDS ALREADY AFFECTING THE VIRGIN ISLANDS...

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND THE ISLANDS OF VIEQUES AND CULEBRA.

A HURRICANE WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR ST. MARTIN/MAARTEN... SABA...ST. EUSTATIUS...ST. BARTHELEMY...THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS...AND ANGUILLA.

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Hurricane Omar Public Advisory 9

000
WTNT35 KNHC 151449
TCPAT5
BULLETIN
HURRICANE OMAR ADVISORY NUMBER 9
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL152008
1100 AM AST WED OCT 15 2008

...OMAR STRENGTHENING OVER THE NORTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA... ...HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE TO LASH ARUBA...BONAIRE...AND CURACAO...

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND THE ISLANDS OF VIEQUES AND CULEBRA.

A HURRICANE WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR ST. MARTIN/MAARTEN... SABA...ST. EUSTATIUS...ST. BARTHELEMY...THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS...ANGUILLA...ST. KITTS...AND NEVIS.

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Hurricane Omar Public Advisory 11

ZCZC MIATCPAT5 ALL
TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
BULLETIN
HURRICANE OMAR ADVISORY NUMBER 11
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL152008
1100 PM AST WED OCT 15 2008

...OMAR BECOMES A MAJOR HURRICANE AS IT APPROACHES THE VIRGIN AND NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND THE ISLANDS OF VIEQUES AND CULEBRA. A HURRICANE WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR ST. MARTIN/MAARTEN...SABA...ST. EUSTATIUS...ST. BARTHELEMY...THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS...AND ANGUILLA. A HURRICANE WARNING