The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is coordinating with health officials in Dominica to mitigate the impact of Tropical Storm Erika, which struck the island on August 26, causing widespread damage. Erika, the fifth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, dropped nearly 13 inches of rain on the island in a 12-hour period. Landslides and flooding resulted in 20 confirmed deaths, a number of missing, and widespread damages.
1) CARIBBEAN – Tropical Cyclone ERIKA
• Tropical Storm ERIKA move through Lesser Antilles on 27 August, causing heavy rains and floods especially in Dominica. As of 31 August, in Dominica, there were 20 dead, several others missing, 300 people evacuated in 267 shelters, 48 houses destroyed and 84 damaged, nine areas categorized as special disaster areas, 50 % of the island was still without water provision on 30 August. Need assessments are still ongoing.
América del Sur,Caribe, 29 de Agosto 2015
Fuente: Prensa Latina
Venezuela envió hoy el primer cargamento de ayuda humanitaria a Dominica, tras el paso por el Caribe de la tormenta tropical Erika que dejó al menos 27 muertos y cuantiosos daños materiales en esa nación insular.
El viceministro de Gestión de Riesgo y Protección Civil, Ángel Martínez, manifestó que en virtud del paso del fenómeno natural, el presidente Nicolás Maduro impulsó este plan con el fin de garantizar el abastecimiento de la población.
Royal Fleet Auxillary (RFA) Lyme Bay will provide humanitarian support in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika
Royal Fleet Auxillary (RFA) Lyme Bay has been rerouted to assist humanitarian relief efforts in the Commonwealth country of Dominica following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.
The British ship is carrying a range of disaster relief stores including bedding, shelter, torches and stretchers, as well as a Lynx Mk 8 helicopter and considerable supplies of fresh water.
Saipan is to receive more than US$4 million in disaster relief following Typhoon Soudelor.
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I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
Typhoon "INENG" (I.N. "GONI") entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on the afternoon of 18 August 2015. It exited PAR at midnight of 23 August 2015.
At 4:00 am today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 215 km Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes (14.5°N, 126.0°E).
YALA, 31 August 2015, (NNT) - Yala Provincial Administrative Office officials have visited locals affected by storm.
Muang Yala District Chief Preecha Chanakitkamjorn yesterday led a team of military, administrative officials, and village chiefs to visit Ta Sae Sub-district of Muang Yala District, which had been hard hit by a tropical storm earlier; where they distributed survival kits and offered various kinds of assistance to the affected locals. The storm wrecked 74 homes, several schools, hospitals and farmlands.
Message: Dominica: Evacuation of residents of Petit Savanne. Prime Minister declared nine 9 Special Disaster Areas.
Typhoon "INENG'' (1.N. "GONI") entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on the afternoon of 18 August 2015. It exited PAR at midnight of 23 August 2015.
At 4:00 am today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 175 km east of Borongan, Eastern Samar (11.6QN, 127.0°E).
Source: Reuters - Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:50 GMT
(Updates with Fred forecast to reach Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane)
By David Adams
MIAMI, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Fred strengthened in the eastern Atlantic off the coast of Africa on Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Fred is forecast to reach hurricane status with winds of 75 miles per hour (120 km per hour) before moving through the Cape Verde islands on Monday, the Miami-based forecaster said.
Personnel of the Philippine Navy unload the family food packs from the two Philippine Navy Ships, (BRP) Ivatan AT928 and BRP Batak AT299, which arrived last week at the Poro Point City in San Fernando La Union. The two ships carried 13,602 family food packs or 2,267 sacks of relief goods from the National Resource Operations Center of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for distribution to families affected by Typhoon Ineng in Ilocos Norte and Abra.
Tropical Storm Erika has been downgraded to a low pressure front. Its remnants are moving west-northwest at about 35 km/h. As a result, locally heavy rains and gusty winds are expected near the eastern and central Cuban coast and the South-eastern Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.
P-au-P, 29 août 2015 [AlterPresse] --- Quatre personnes sont décédées et une douzaine d’autres ont été blessées la nuit dernière à l’occasion du passage de la tempête tropicale Erika sur Haiti, selon des informations fournies par la Direction de la Protection Civile (DPC).
Les quatre personnes décédées l’ont été durant un accident entre deux camions à Léogane (ouest) au moment où les premières manifestations de la tempête se faisaient sentir sur le pays.
Lors de cet accident, 10 personnes ont été brulées et conduites à l’hôpital, rapporte la DCP.
• Tropical Storm ERIKA moved through Lesser Antilles on 27 August, causing heavy rainfall. Dominica was especially affected by floods and landslides. As of 28 August, there were five dead, 21 missing and several homes destroyed. Afterwards it started moving over the Caribbean Sea towards the Dominican Republic, as a Tropical Storm. On 28 August afternoon (UTC), it is approaching the south-eastern coast. At 12.00 UTC its center was located approx. 50 km southeast of Saona Island and it had max. sustained winds of 85 km/h.
La Havane, Cuba | AFP | 30/08/2015 - 01:02 GMT
par Francisco JARA
La tempête tropicale Erika, qui a fait 20 morts cette semaine sur la petite île de la Dominique, s'est progressivement dissipée samedi au-dessus de Cuba.
Selon le centre cubain de prévisions météorologiques, la tempête a été déclassée au rang de dépression tropicale dans la journée, à la faveur d'un couloir de basse pression sur l'île.
Havana, Cuba | AFP | Sunday 8/30/2015 - 00:01 GMT
by Francisco JARA
Tropical storm Erika broke up as it raked across Cuba on Saturday, drenching the drought-parched island in heavy rain after killing at least 20 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica.
The Miami-based National Hurricane Center later called off all coastal watches and warnings and said the storm had "dissipated" -- a relief for a dozen Caribbean island nations stalked in recent days by Erika.
But it did caution that Florida should keep an eye on "the remnants."
The fifth named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Erika formed on 24 August, 2015. Many of the Leeward Islands were placed under Tropical Storm Watch/Warning as the system approached the islands.
Reports indicate that Dominica was significantly impacted by Tropical Storm Erika bringing with it significant rainfall in the amount of approximately 9 inches in a period of 6 hours. It is important to note that no watches or warning were issued for Dominica as the system approached the island.
La Oficina Nacional de Meteorología (ONAMET), descontinúa los Avisos de condiciones de Tormenta Tropical, Érica salió de nuestro territorio colocándose al sur de Guantánamo (Cuba), se espera una notable mejoría en las condiciones del tiempo, no obstante los remanentes asociados a Érica, seguirán aportando humedad para que se produzcan aguaceros dispersos con tronadas y en ocasiones ráfagas de viento sobre las regiones noroeste, noreste, sureste y la cordillera Central.
Santo Domingo.- El Ministerio de Salud informó que sólo dos centros de salud fueron a afectados por el paso de la tormenta Erika. De inmediato fueron restablecidas sus condiciones, manteniendo la continuidad de la atención a la población.
Al participar en la reunión sostenida este sábado por el Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias en Salud (COES) la representante del Servicio Nacional de Salud (SNS) doctora Mariam Montes de Oca informó que los dos centros afectados son el hospital Taiwán, de Azua; y el Centro de Atención Primaria de Caldera en la Provincia Peravia.