The global financial crisis is creating a major recession in both developed and developing countries. According to a recent report from the International Monetary Fund, Nicaragua is considered at 'medium' vulnerability to negative effects of the financial crisis at macrolevel, based on its current GDP growth and financial reserves.
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Maine and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes during the period of July 18 to August 16, 2008.
Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments 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, and tornadoes in the counties of Androscoggin, Cumberland, and York.
Federal funding is also …
CWS previously opened appeals for Hurricanes Dolly and Fay. The pace of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season has rapidly increased.
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- Se destinaron: Despensas, Cobertores, Colchonetas, Láminas Galvanizadas, Litros de Agua, Kit's de Limpieza y de Aseo.
La Coordinación General de Protección Civil de la Secretaría de Gobernación dio a conocer hoy el Aviso de Término de la Declaratoria de Emergencia que emitió el pasado 22 de julio de 2008 con el Boletín 191/08 para los municipios de: Abasolo, Aldama, Burgos, Camargo, Cruillas, Guerrero, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Matamoros, Méndez, Mier, Miguel Alemán, Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, Río Bravo, San Fernando, Soto …
Florida residents help their neighbors during disasters
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - As Tropical Storm Fay continues to threaten Florida and neighboring states, the American Red Cross has over 500 workers providing food and shelter, the majority of them residents of Florida.
More hurricanes have hit Florida than other state in this country. There is a list of over 450 that have affected weather and lives in the Sunshine State. In the last 157 years, there have been only 18 years without a hurricane impacting the state.
At least 60 people have died in the past week from flooding in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan, which borders Afghanistan. Heavy flooding washed away hundreds of houses, leaving thousands of people homeless. More than 3,000 homes have been either damaged or destroyed.
Needs are becoming apparent by the day as flood waters begin to recede following Hurricane Dolly, a category-2 storm that struck south Texas. The July 23 storm caused more than $750 million in damage and flooded more than 1,500 homes.
Survivors in Cameron , Hidalgo and Willacy Counties are eligible for individual federal assistance.
Release Number: 1780-004
McALLEN, Texas -- Disaster assistance dollars are already flowing to help the Rio Grande Valley recover from Hurricane Dolly.
As of close of business Monday, nearly $2.7 million has been approved in federal/state disaster assistance for residents of Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties.
When disaster strikes, the American Red Cross is there to provide emergency relief to those affected by the disaster. Often the Red Cross disaster relief efforts are a focal point for an outpouring of spontaneous community support that complements what the Red Cross is doing.
After Hurricane Dolly roared through the Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas forcing residents from their homes, the Red Cross set up several shelters to temporarily house them.
by Allen Crabtree, American Red Cross
To help victims of Hurricane Dolly, the American Red Cross has partnered with Catholic Charities USA of the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas. Together they have established four bulk distribution sites in the Rio Grande Valley to help meet the emergency needs of Hurricane Dolly victims.
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Idaho and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by flooding during the period of May 15 to June 9, 2008.
Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the flooding in Kootenai and Shoshone Counties.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Alexandria, VA-Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Diocese of Brownsville, TX, helped nearly 30,000 victims of Hurricane Dolly in the first two days of operation at its four community resources.
These sites-which are expected to remain open through Saturday-are located in Cameron, Hidalgo, and Wilacy Counties. They are providing water, food, clean up buckets, rakes, shovels, gloves, personal care kits, and other items to meet the community's needs.
Se activan recursos del FONDEN para dar atención inmediata a la población afectada.
La Coordinación General de Protección Civil de la Secretaría de Gobernación emitió hoy una Declaratoria de Emergencia para el municipio de Juárez del Estado de Chihuahua por la ocurrencia de inundación atípica el día 26 de julio de 2008, con lo que se activan los recursos del Fondo Revolvente del Fondo de Desastres Naturales (FONDEN) para dar atención inmediata a la población damnificada.
A partir de esta Declaratoria, las autoridades contarán con recursos del Fondo Revolvente del FONDEN para …
US: HURRICANE DOLLY RESPONSE
UMCOR is responding with an emergency grant to help the Southwest Texas Annual Conference and others recover from Hurricane Dolly which made landfall in the southwest coastal region of Texas on July 23.
The storm, which was later downgraded from hurricane status to a tropical storm, blew 100 mph winds across southern Texas leaving hundreds of thousands without power and forcing about 3,000 people into temporary shelters.
Hurricane Dolly hit south Texas/north Mexico on Wednesday as a Category 2 hurricane, but has since weakened as it moved inshore. South Texas has been declared a disaster area following heavy rainfall and strong winds.
Church World Service is in touch with denominational partners in the affected areas, and is providing an initial 400 Emergency Clean-up Buckets, 150 CWS Blankets, 455 Hygiene Kits, 210 Baby Kits, and 210 School Kits via Catholic Social Services in San Juan, TX.
Volunteer Workers Spreading Out in Southern Texas
by Beth Boone
Sunday, July 27, 2008 - Communities from South Padre to Laredo are breathing a sigh of relief following the departure of Tropical Depression Dolly. Dolly hit South Padre Island on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, as a Category 2 Hurricane, and brought fierce winds and buckets of rain with her to Southeast Texas. Dolly weakened as she traveled across the state, but left plenty of damaged communities in her wake.
Coastlines can either evolve slowly, as a beach builds or erodes wave by wave, or they can change all at once in one mighty storm. Barrier islands are particularly prone to sudden change because the take the brunt of severe storms. Even the relatively mild Hurricane Dolly, which came ashore on July 23 as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of about 160 kilometers per hour (100 miles per hour), brought noticeable changes to the Texas coastline.
Alexandria, VA-Providing food and shelter for victims of Hurricane Dolly are top priorities for Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) and Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Diocese of Brownsville, TX.
GUATEMALA – FLOODING
Three days of heavy rains in Guatemalacaused flooding and landslides in the province of Zacapa. The m unicipalityof La Unionis the most heavily affected.
To date, there are 20 confirmed deaths in Zacapa and 2 in Guatemala City. There are currently 3,368 persons in shelters, a number that is expected to increase.