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24 Aug 2007 description

This situation report is based on information from hurricane watch centres, UN Agencies, Regional OCHA Office in Panama, CDERA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency) and National Authorities

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Hurricane Dean has claimed the life of 26 persons so far.

22 Aug 2007 description

This situation report is based on information from hurricane watch centres, UN Agencies, Regional OCHA Office in Panama, CDERA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency) and National Authorities

HIGHLIGHTS

Hurricane Dean reached a Category 2 strength before making a second landfall on 22 August over the Gulf Coast of Mexico. Dean has now weakened to a tropical storm; however, heavy rain could result in flash flooding and mudslides.

The Government of Jamaica has confirmed two deaths as a result of hurricane Dean. The shelter population continues to decline and stands at 4,027.

21 Aug 2007 description

This situation report is based on information from hurricane watch centres, UN Agencies, Regional OCHA Office in Panama, CDERA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency) and National Authorities

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Hurricane Dean has been downgraded from a Category 5 to a Category 1 hurricane on 21 August as it crossed the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

20 Aug 2007 description

(New York: 20 August): After deploying an emergency team to Peru, in the wake of the earthquake in that country late last Wednesday, and to Jamaica, ahead of Hurricane Dean, the United Nations is sending an additional emergency team to Belize, set to arrive before the same hurricane hits the Central American region.

"Thankfully the number of casualties has been remarkably low, despite the severity of Hurricane Dean," noted John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

19 Aug 2007 description


This situation report is based on information from hurricane watch centres, UN Agencies, Regional OCHA Office in Panama and CDERA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency)

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1. Already 9 deaths due to Hurricane Dean passage in the Caribbean and serious economical damage.

2. The CDERA Coordinating Unit has been monitoring the progress of Hurricane Dean and together with its partners is finalizing contingency arrangements for a major Jamaica impact scenario.