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06 Oct 2016 description

This report is produced by OCHA Haiti in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Haiti. It covers the period from 03 to 05 Oct 2016. The next report will be issued on 06 Oct.

Highlights

  • According to the information gathered by OCHA/UNDAC during an aerial observation mission, hurricane Matthew has severely affected the south part of Haiti, especially the departments of Grand Anse and South, where the wind produced severe damages. The team did not observe major landslides or floods at this time.

06 Oct 2016 description

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Category 4 Hurricane Matthew is threatening the Caribbean with maximum sustained wind speed of 220 km/h and heavy rainfall. It's slowly moving northward from the Caribbean Sea and is closing in delivering potentially catastrophic floods to Haiti.

Hurricane Matthew is expected to pass very close to the western tip of the Tiburon Peninsula, which includes most of Haiti's southern coast. This event could dump up to 1 meter of rain and will likely produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

06 Oct 2016 description

Map Information

Category 4 Hurricane Matthew is threatening the Caribbean with maximum sustained wind speed of 220 km/h and heavy rainfall. It's slowly moving northward from the Caribbean Sea and is closing in delivering potentially catastrophic floods to Haiti.

Hurricane Matthew is expected to pass very close to the western tip of the Tiburon Peninsula, which includes most of Haiti's southern coast. This event could dump up to 1 meter of rain and will likely produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

06 Oct 2016 description

Map Information

Category 4 Hurricane Matthew is threatening the Caribbean with maximum sustained wind speed of 220 km/h and heavy rainfall. It's slowly moving northward from the Caribbean Sea and is closing in delivering potentially catastrophic floods to Haiti.

Hurricane Matthew is expected to pass very close to the western tip of the Tiburon Peninsula, which includes most of Haiti's southern coast. This event could dump up to 1 meter of rain and will likely produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

06 Oct 2016 description

Map Information

Category 4 Hurricane Matthew is threatening the Caribbean with maximum sustained wind speed of 220 km/h and heavy rainfall. It's slowly moving northward from the Caribbean Sea and is closing in delivering potentially catastrophic floods to Haiti.

Hurricane Matthew is expected to pass very close to the western tip of the Tiburon Peninsula, which includes most of Haiti's southern coast. This event could dump up to 1 meter of rain and will likely produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

06 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • The passing of Hurricane Matthew has brought heavy downpours over the majority of the Dominican territory, causing important bodies of water to flood certain areas in the provinces of Santo Domingo, Monte Plata, San Pedro de Macoris, La Romana, San Cristobal, Peravia, San Jose de Ocoa, Azua, San Juan, Barahona, Bahoruco, Pedernales, Independencia, Monsenor Nouel and La Vega.

06 Oct 2016 description

Map Information

Category 4 Hurricane Matthew is threatening the Caribbean with maximum sustained wind speed of 220 km/h and heavy rainfall. It's slowly moving northward from the Caribbean Sea and is closing in delivering potentially catastrophic floods to Haiti.

Hurricane Matthew is expected to pass very close to the western tip of the Tiburon Peninsula, which includes most of Haiti's southern coast. This event could dump up to 1 meter of rain and will likely produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

06 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • The powerful Hurricane Matthew directly impacted Cuba during eight hours from late afternoon on October 4th until the early morning of October 5th, with a strength of category 4 hurricane according to the Saffir-Simpson scale.

  • Currently the hurricane is still affecting the central and eastern provinces, causing strong rainfall. Winds are reaching tropical-storm force and gusts could even be stronger.

  • No casualties have been reported.

06 Oct 2016 description

SITUATION

• TC MATTHEW continued moving over land as an intense Category 4 and made a second landfall near Juaco (Eastern tip of Cuba) on 5 October at 0.00 UTC, as a Category 4 Hurricane, with max sustained winds of 220 km/h. It then continued moving north-west off the northeastern coast of Cuba. On 5 October at 9.00 UTC its center was located 110 km north-northwest of the eastern tip of Cuba and had max. sustained winds of 205 km/h. Very heavy rains and strong winds affected Haiti, south-eastern Cuba and Dominican Republic, during its passage.

06 Oct 2016 description

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners and with inputs from official institutions. It covers the period from 4 to 5 October 2016 at 17:00 hours. The next report will be published on 6 October 2016.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Initial assessments are taking place today in Haiti over the affected areas in south-west, north-west and central departments.

• Cuba’s preparedness measures included the evacuation of over 1 million people. Homes, livelihoods and infrastructure have already been damaged.

06 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Matthew is a Category 4 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 140mph (220 km/h)

  • A Hurricane Warning is in effect for: Central and Northern Bahamas, and Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina; Matthew is supposed to affect these countries in the next 24 hours

  • In Haiti, the most affected areas are Jérémie and Les Cayes

  • In the United States: 4 states (Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia) have declared a state of emergency

05 Oct 2016 description
report Government of Cuba

Los últimos contactos desde Baracoa, una de las poblaciones más azotadas por los vientos en la mayor de las Antillas, señalan que hasta ahora no hay personas heridas ni desaparecidas

La Habana, 5 oct (PL) Luego del paso del huracán Matthew por la región oriental de Cuba las autoridades de la isla cuantifican hoy los daños ocasionados por el fenómeno climatológico, aunque, de momento, los reportes televisivos continúan sin reflejar pérdidas humanas.

05 Oct 2016 description
report Government of Haiti

Medicinas, agua, sábanas, carpas y alimentos no perecederos, entre otros productos de primera necesidad, componen la asistencia del Gobierno bolivariano

Venezuela envía hoy un cargamento de 20 toneladas hacia Haití, avance de la ayuda humanitaria de la nación suramericana a ese país antillano, azotado por el huracán Matthew.

05 Oct 2016 description
report Government of Cuba

Matthew tocó tierra en Punta Caleta en la provincia de Guantánamo a las seis de la tarde del día del martes, donde estuvo aproximadamente cinco horas, para retirarse por la Bahía de Mata cerca de la media noche.

Tras el paso del huracán Matthew por la zona más oriental del país, el Estado Mayor Nacional de la Defensa Civilrealizó una reunión con medios de prensa en La Habana donde se informó lo sucedido a solo unas horas del impacto del poderoso meteoro, sobre todo en la provincia de Guatánamo.

05 Oct 2016 description
report Redhum

Caribe, 04 de Octubre 2016
Fuente: Reuters

La tormenta más feroz que sufre el Caribe en casi una década azotó el martes la península suroccidental de Haití, con vientos de 230 kilómetros por hora y fuertes marejadas que causaron la muerte de al menos una persona, además de daños en casas y edificaciones antes de seguir avanzando por el mar.

05 Oct 2016 description
report Redhum

Cuba, 04 de Octubre 2016
Fuente: La Prensa

Unas 316.000 personas han sido evacuadas por precaución en el oriente de Cuba ante el inminente impacto de Matthew, el poderoso huracán que avanzaba este lunes por el Caribe, según la Defensa Civil.

El número dos del organismo, Luis Ángel Macareño, dijo a la televisión estatal que la población en riesgo fue llevada en su mayoría a viviendas particulares y albergues.

05 Oct 2016 description

Special Briefing

Kenneth H. Merten
Special Coordinator for Haiti and Deputy Assistant Secretary

Elizabeth Trudeau
Director, Office of Press Relations
Consular Affairs' Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Citizens Services Karen Christensen;
USAID Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance R. David Harden

Via Teleconference

October 5, 2016

05 Oct 2016 description

Supplies ready as emergency hits Haiti

Story by Paul Anthem

The World Food Programme (WFP) is mobilizing staff and resources to provide humanitarian assistance after Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on Tuesday (4 October).

Matthew, the strongest hurricane on record in the Caribbean since Hurricane Felix in 2007, brought strong winds, rains and floods. It is moving north towards Cuba and the Bahamas.

05 Oct 2016 description
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Temas Destacados

  • Se mantienen 20 provincias incluyendo al Distrito Nacional a nivel de alerta Roja y 11 provincias a nivel de alerta Amarilla por posibles inundaciones repentinas urbanas y rurales, crecidas de ríos arroyos y cañadas, así como deslizamientos de tierra.

  • Se mantiene Alerta Roja, por condiciones de tormenta tropical desde Barahona hasta la Frontera con Haití, y desde la Bahía de Manzanillo hasta la Provincia Puerto Plata.