Marshall Islands - Typhoon Zelda Dec 1991 UNDRO Situation Reports 1-3

Report
from UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 06 Dec 1991


UNDRO 91/1826
MARSHALL ISLANDS - TYPHOON ZELDA
SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
6 DECEMBER 1991

SITUATION

1. ON 28 NOV 91 TYPHOON ZELDA (AVERAGE WINDFORCE OF 75-100 MPH) CAUSED DAMAGE IN REPUBLIC OF MARSHALL ISLANDS. ISLANDS HIT ARE KWAJALEIN, MAJURO, LAE, UJAE, WOTHO AND ENIWETOK.

2. REPORTS INDICATE FOLLOWING AFFECTED POPULATION AND DAMAGE:

- EBEYE (ON ISLAND KWAJALEIN): NO DEATHS, NO CASES OF SERIOUS INJURIES, 5,000 HOMELESS, 60 PERCENT BUILDINGS DAMAGED. POWER LINES PARTIALLY CUT, HOSPITAL STILL INTACT. SERIOUS DAMAGE TO WATER AND SEWERAGE.

- ISLANDS UJAE AND LAE: 90 PERCENT BUILDINGS DAMAGED.

COUNTRY LEVEL RESPONSE

3. GOVT CARRIED OUT INITIAL ASSESSMENT. U.S. ARMY ENGAGED IN CLEAN-UP AND REPAIR WORK.

REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE

4. GOVT HAS ASKED UNDRO TO LAUNCH AN APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE. UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE CLOSELY MONITORING SITUATION. U.S. FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) AND GOVT WILL CARRY OUT DETAILED NEEDS ASSESSMENT.

5. FOR CO-ORDINATION PURPOSES, PLEASE INFORM UNDRO IMMEDIATELY AS INDICATED BELOW OF PLEDGES/CONTRIBUTIONS (SPECIFYING VALUE BY ITEM).

ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA

UNDRO TELEPHONE NO: +41-22-731.02.11
UNDRO EMERGENCY TEL.NO. (OUTSIDE WORKING HOURS): +41-22-733.20.10

UNDRO DESK OFFICER: A. UDO, EXT. 3153

UNDRO TELEX: 414242 DRO CH
UNDRO FAX: +41-22-733.56.23
UNDRO ELECTRONIC MAIL: UNIENET ID UNX008

UNDRO 91/1873

MARSHALL ISLANDS - TYPHOON ZELDA
SITUATION REPORT NO. 2
18 DECEMBER 1991

SITUATION

1. TYPHOON ZELDA OF 28-29 NOV 91 CAUSED SEVERE DEVASTATION TO HOMES AND AGRICULTURE.

2. ON ISLAND OF EBEYE 6,000 PEOPLE ARE HOMELESS. FOOD AND WATER ARE CONTAMINATED FROM WAVE ACTION AND RAIN. EMERGENCY ROOF REPAIRS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED. WATER DESALINATION PLANT ON EBEYE IS INOPERABLE.

3. OTHER ISLANDS HAVE HAD THEIR WATER CONTAMINATED BY SALT WATER INTRUSION AND WERE WASHED OVER BY GIANT WAVES THAT DESTROYED OR HEAVILY DAMAGED 95 PERCENT OF HOMES AND AGRICULTURAL CROPS.

COUNTRY LEVEL RESPONSE

4. GOVT, UNDP/UNICEF AND U.S. FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) ARE CONTINUING ASSESSMENT OF NEEDS.

REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE

5. U.S. FEMA IS FULLY COMMITTED TO PROVIDING INDIVIDUAL AND PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH 'COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION' (AGREEMENT) BETWEEN U.S. AND RMI.

6. HOWEVER, SITUATION IS OF SUCH SEVERITY AND MAGNITUDE THAT RMI HAS LAUNCHED AN INTERNATIONAL APPEAL THROUGH UNDRO.

7. UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN FIJI, IN COLLABORATION WITH UNICEF AND U.S. FEMA, WILL SOON PROVIDE DETAILS ON RELIEF NEEDS.

8. UNDRO IS PREPARED TO CHANNEL CASH CONTRIBUTIONS TO RMI FOR THIS TYPHOON. DONATIONS THROUGH UNDRO SHOULD BE TRANSFERRED TO SWISS BANK CORPORATION, ACCOUNT NO. CO-590-160-1, CASE POSTALE 435, CH-1211 GENEVA 11, SWITZERLAND.

9. FOR CO-ORDINATION PURPOSES, PLEASE INFORM UNDRO IMMEDIATELY AS INDICATED BELOW OF PLEDGES/CONTRIBUTIONS (SPECIFYING VALUE BY ITEM).

ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA

UNDRO TELEPHONE NO: +41-22-731.02.11
UNDRO EMERGENCY TEL.NO. (OUTSIDE WORKING HOURS): +41-22-733.20.10

UNDRO DESK OFFICER: A. UDO, EXT. 3153

UNDRO TELEX: 414242 DRO CH
UNDRO FAX: +41-22-733.56.23
UNDRO ELECTRONIC MAIL: UNIENET ID UNX008

DPR 310 MAI '91 (1)

UNDRO 92/0261

MARSHALL ISLANDS - TYPHOON ZELDA
SITUATION REPORT NO. 3
26 MARCH 1992

SITUATION

1. TYPHOON ZELDA OF 28-29 NOV 91 CAUSED SEVERE DAMAGE TO HOUSING AND CROPS. SINCE THE END OF THE EMERGENCY PHASE RECONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY.

INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE

2. CONTRIBUTIONS REPORTED TO UNDRO ARE AS FOLLOWS:

UN SYSTEM
USD
UNDRO
RELIEF GOODS
10,000
UNDP
RELIEF GOODS
50,000
GOVERNMENTS
AUSTRALIA
RELIEF GOODS
38,000
USA (FEMA)
CASH FOR AFFECTED FAMILIES
1,518,000
3. THIS IS THE LAST REPORT ON THIS EMERGENCY UNLESS THERE ARE UNFORESEEN DEVELOPMENTS.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS-UNDRO 414242 DRO CH

UNDRO TELEPHONE NO: +41-22-731.02.11
UNDRO EMERGENCY TEL.NO. (OUTSIDE WORKING HOURS): +41-22-733.20.10

UNDRO DESK OFFICER: A. UDO, EXT. 3153

UNDRO TELEX: 414242 DRO CH
UNDRO FAX: +41-22-733.56.23
UNDRO ELECTRONIC MAIL: UNIENET ID UNX008

DPR 310 MAI '91 (1)