Caribbean Hurricane Bertha, DHA-Geneva Information Report No 3, 9 July 1996

Report
from UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 09 Jul 1996
Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0189
THIS MESSAGE IS NOT AN OFFICIAL HURRICANE WARNING OR ALERT FOR ANY COUNTRY.

1. CARIBBEAN DISASTER EMERGENCY RESPONSE AGENCY HAS PROVIDED A SUMMARY OF DAMAGE.

  • ANTIGUA BARBUDA: GENERALLY DAMAGE IS LOW. SOME TEN HOUSES DAMAGED. TWO MAIN RADIO STATIONS STILL OFF AIR. ELECTRICITY RESTORED. AIRPORT REOPENED.
  • ANGUILLA: NO SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE.
  • BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: DAMAGE ASSESSMENT STILL OUTSTANDING.
  • DOMINICA: NO SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE.
  • ST. KITTS AND NEVIS: NO SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE.
2. U.S. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE REPORTS HURRICANE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, SOUTHEASTERN AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM CABO CAUCEDO ON SOUTH COAST TO MONTE CRISTI ON NORTH COAST. TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND HURRICANE WATCH IN EFFECT FOR NORTH COAST OF HAITI FROM ST NICOLAS EASTWARD TO BORDER OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

3. U.S. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDICATED THAT AS OF 0900 UTC ON 9 JULY CENTRE OF HURRICANE BERTHA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.7 NORTH, LONGITUDE 68.4 WEST (ABOUT 180 MILES/295 KM EAST SOUTHEAST OF TURKS ISLANDS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 115 MILES PER HOUR (185 KM PER HOUR).

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