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17 Oct 2001 description
report United Nations


I. OVERALL SITUATION
1.Hurricane Iris, a category four strength hurricane, hit southern Belize on 8 October 2001 at approximately 20:45 local time. The eye of the hurricane passed over some 40 villages located in the two poorest districts in the south of Belize: Toledo and Stann Creek. The hurricane resulted in storm surge related waves of between 13 and 18 feet above normal. Most of the damage caused by Iris was the result of winds that reached up to 145 miles per hour.

13 Jul 1999 description
report United Nations

Major Increase in Funding Said to be Ultimate Solution for Enhancing Humanitarian Assistance