PAHO Hurricane Iris Situation Report 8 Oct, pm
The report received continue to inform that no major damages occurred. Airport in Jamaica will open at 6pm today.
Two PAHO/WHO disaster response specialists are due to arrive in Belize October 9th pm with OFDA team.
Preventive evacuation of Belize main hospital as started at 11 am local time.
Mandatory evacuation - Stan Creek and Toledo coastal villages and islands( approx. 50.000 pers)
Voluntary evacuation - Belize city.
Emergency Operating Center has been activated.
Ministry of Health distributed the rapid needs assessment forms.
SUMA team on stand by. Stress management team( SMID) to be alerted.
PAHO/WHO is in Belmopan, in close contact with Ministryof Health.
PAHO/WHO staff on standby and in contact with counterparts in the country. First impact expected after 4 pm local time on the islands of la Bahia
Hurricane Watch in the Yucatan province. Ministry of Health ready to mobilize professionals from central level.
PAHO/WHO office in close contact with Ministry of Health. Disaster plan, including hospital plans, activated in several places among other in Izabal and Zacapa department