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01 Dec 1998 description

appeal no. 29/98
situation report no 2.
period covered: 13 October- 01 December 1998

13 Oct 1998 description

appeal no. 29/98
situation report no. 1
period covered: 2 - 12 October 1998

08 Oct 1998 description

Note: Future Hurricane Georges fact sheets may be released on a periodic basis, as additional information on continuing relief initiatives becomes available.

Summary

BHR/OFDA assessment activities have ended in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the eastern Caribbean, and recommendations have been reviewed for additional disaster assistance.

06 Oct 1998 description
U.S. Agency for International Development
Bureau for Humanitarian Response (BHR)
Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)

Fiscal Year (FY) 1998
06 Oct 1998 description

1.0 INTRODUCTION

Hurricane Georges left a trail of damage in some of the Leeward Islands as it passed over the islands of the Northeastern Caribbean on September 20 - 21, 1998. Georges sustained maximum winds of 115 mph with higher gusts of up 150 mph. The hurricane adversely affected two Participating States while only causing minor damages in some others. The affected Participating States are now in the recovery/rehabilitation process.

The affected countries of the CDERA Participating States are St. Kitts-Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda.

05 Oct 1998 description

At least 370 people lost their lives and several hundred thousand are homeless after Hurricane Georges hit Antigua, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, St. Kitts and other Caribbean nations last week. The UN Resident Coordinator in the Dominican Republic, Paolo Oberti, surveyed the most affected areas by air, assessing damage and urgent needs. In Haiti, an assessment team is consulting with national authorities, UN agencies, donors and NGOs to determine the immediate needs of the population. In Cuba, the hurricane caused extensive damage to important agricultural crops.

05 Oct 1998 description

By a unanimous action on Monday, the General Assembly urged all States to assist the Caribbean countries that have suffered the destruction of hurricane Georges.

02 Oct 1998 description

THIS APPEAL SEEKS CHF 10,221,000 IN CASH, KIND AND SERVICES TO ASSIST 272,500 BENEFICIARIES FOR 6 MONTHS

01 Oct 1998 description

Had Hurricane Georges done proportionately as much damage in the United States as it did in the Dominican Republic, more than 7,000 people would be dead and millions homeless. This is the awesome scale of the problem which is now facing the government of the DR, the country's Red Cross society, the Federation's Caribbean regional delegation (based in the capital, Santo Domingo) and other aid agencies. The NS is now mounting what is thought to be the biggest relief effort in Red Cross history in the Caribbean.

01 Oct 1998 description

BACKGROUND:

Hurricane Georges traveled through the eastern part of the Caribbean during the evening of September 20 and the morning of September 21, causing loss of life and damage to St. Kitts and Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda. Continuing on its path across the Caribbean, Georges then struck the Dominican Republic and Haiti on September 22, causing additional fatalities and extensive damage.

Eastern Caribbean:

St. Kitts and Nevis: In St. Kitts, there are five confirmed deaths as a result of Hurricane Georges. According to a preliminary damage assessment conducted by the St.

01 Oct 1998 description
report InterAction

The following InterAction members have reported that they are accepting contributions for assistance they or their local affiliates are providing to victims of Hurricane Georges.
Adventist Development And Relief Agency
International (ADRA)
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Telephone: 301-680-6380

American Friends Service Committee
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Telephone: 215-241-7150

American Jewish World Service
989 Avenue of the Americas, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018

30 Sep 1998 description


1.0 EVENT

Hurricane Georges left a trail of damage in some of the Leeward Islands as it passed over the islands of the Northeastern Caribbean on September 20 - 21, 1998. Georges sustained maximum winds of 115 mph with higher gusts of up 150 mph. The hurricane adversely affected two Participating States while only causing minor damages in some others. The affected Participating States are now in the recovery/rehabilitation process.

30 Sep 1998 description

BACKGROUND:

Hurricane Georges traveled through the eastern part of the Caribbean during the evening of September 20 and the morning of September 21, causing loss of life and damage to St. Kitts and Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda. Continuing on its path across the Caribbean, Georges then struck the Dominican Republic and Haiti on September 22, causing additional fatalities and extensive damage.

Eastern Caribbean:

St. Kitts and Nevis: In St. Kitts, there are five confirmed deaths as a result of Hurricane Georges. According to a preliminary damage assessment conducted by the St.

30 Sep 1998 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly Plenary - Extract from Press Release GA/9459 21st Meeting (AM) 30 September 1998

29 Sep 1998 description

U.S. Agency for International Development
Bureau for Humanitarian Response (BHR)

29 Sep 1998 description

1.0 INTRODUCTION

Hurricane Georges left a trail of damage in some of the Leeward Islands as it passed over the islands of the Northeastern Caribbean on September 20 - 21, 1998. Georges sustained maximum winds of 115 mph with higher gusts of up 150 mph. The hurricane adversely affected two Participating States while only causing minor damages in some others. The affected Participating States are now in the recovery/rehabilitation process.

The affected countries of the CDERA Participating States are St. Kitts-Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda.

28 Sep 1998 description

UNDP is supporting disaster management and relief efforts in Antigua, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands Antilles and St. Kitts and Nevis after Hurricane Georges claimed over 250 lives and left over 100,000 homeless. UNDP is allocating funds to help coordinate disaster response and to recruit emergency personnel. In St. Kitts and Nevis, about 50 per cent of the islanders' homes were damaged and 20 per cent destroyed. In Cuba, the hurricane cut a wide swath of destruction across the country, says Alberto Perez, UNDP public affairs officer in Havana.

28 Sep 1998 description

OVERVIEW

The country is well into its recovery phase from the disaster caused by the passage of Hurricane Georges. Overall, except for the extensive damages that occurred in the designated disaster areas, the country has managed to "weather" the storm in quite a satisfactory manner.

28 Sep 1998 description

U.S. Agency for International Development
Bureau for Humanitarian Response (BHR)