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12 Sep 2017 description

La zona más golpeada por el huracán – una de las tormentas más poderosas registradas en el Atlántico – ha sido la del Caribe Oriental, dónde unas 200.000 personas se han visto afectadas. Se ha informado que, en varias islas, incluyendo Barbuda y St. Martin, la habitabilidad es casi inviable.

12 Sep 2017 description

Hurricane Irma left a wake of destruction on several islands in the eastern Caribbean. There has been wide- spread damage to infrastructure such as power, telecommunications and water services. Many homes have also been severely damaged. Health facilities have also suffered serious damages hampering the rapid delivery of critical emergency care assistance. As access to the islands is slowly being restored, it is anticipated that there will be immediate needs across the health, WASH, food security and shelter sectors. Cuba was the last one affected and teams are starting assessments.

12 Sep 2017 description
report ShelterBox

WHOLE ISLANDS DEVASTATED

After storming through the Caribbean and leaving a trail of devastation in its wake, Hurricane Irma has finally relented.

Since last Tuesday, Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, flattening homes on St Martin, Barbuda, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. Florida was the last to see the wrath of this ferocious storm.

A highly-trained ShelterBox Response Team has been deployed to understand how we can help the families who have lost everything.

12 Sep 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the tropical cyclone IRMA-17 path with low, medium and strong wind impact zones observed at 11 September 2017. The tropical cyclone path and wind speed zones were derived from Joint Research Centre data (Warning 49 issued the 11 th September 2017 at 09:00 UTC). As well, the surface wind data and categories (associated damage) according to Saffir-Simpson Scale were derived from NOAAHWRF (11 September 2017 at 06:00 UTC). This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR-UNOSAT.

12 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

La situación más seria de daños se da en el centro de la Isla. No obstante, se trabaja intensamente en el diagnóstico y recuperación de estructuras vitales para restablecer los servicios, principalemente, el fluido eléctrico a la población

12 Sep 2017 description

Osa Jonmarits and his family were awakened in the middle of the night as water rushed into their mud and stone house on the mountains of La Chapelle, Haiti, and covered them in their beds.

The flash flooding came from Hurricane Irma, a category-five hurricane that passed to the north of Haiti on Sept. 7. It caused flash floods and heavy winds from the country’s northern shores to its deep interior, where La Chapelle is located.

12 Sep 2017 description

Washington, D.C. -  La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) expresa su más profunda solidaridad con las personas afectadas por los recientes desastres naturales que vienen impactando varios países de la región en los últimos días.

12 Sep 2017 description

Washington, D.C.—The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its deepest solidarity with the people affected by the recent natural disasters that have hit several countries in the region in recent days. The IACHR calls on the States, the international community, international agencies, and all relevant actors to join in efforts to help those affected. It reiterates the importance of upholding international human rights obligations in all circumstances during the emergency and adopting measures to respond to the impacts of climate change.

12 Sep 2017 description
  • Hurricane IRMA moved across western, north-western counties of Florida and south-western Georgia on 11 September, weakening into a tropical depression. Over the next 48 hours, it is forecast to pass over Alabama and western Tennessee. Heavy rain and strong winds could affect these areas. Media have reported ten deaths across the United States.

12 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Se trabaja para crear las condiciones en los centros afectados y reiniciar las clases en el transcurso de esta semana

Teniendo en cuenta lo que se ha constatado hasta la fecha, más de 1 400 instalaciones educacionales de todo el país han sufrido daños a causa del paso del huracán Irma, informó en diálogo con la prensa la ministra de Educación, Ena Elsa Velázquez Cobiella.

12 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

La Habana, 12 sep (ACN) El Ministerio de la Agricultura (Minag) desarrolla acciones que contribuyan a la recuperación del sector, luego del paso del devastador huracán Irma por el territorio nacional, aseguró un directivo del organismo.

Fernando Velazco Betancourt, Jefe de su puesto de mando, comentó a la ACN que entre las principales medidas se encuentran transportar 600 toneladas de pienso porcino de Cienfuegos a las empresas avícolas de Artemisa, Mayabeque y Matanzas.

12 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Bayamo, 12 sep (ACN) Unas 740 personas permanecen evacuadas en albergues de la provincia de Granma, como consecuencia de inundaciones en zonas bajas, y crecidas de ríos en lugares de la serranía, lo cual ha impedido el regreso a sus casas.

Federico Hernández Hernández, Presidente del Consejo de Defensa Provincial (CDP), explicó que esos pobladores provienen sobre todo de áreas de la llanura del Cauto, en los municipios de Río Cauto y Cauto Cristo, donde los escurrimientos del agua caída en zonas de Las Tunas y Holguín provocan inundaciones moderadas.

12 Sep 2017 description
report Caritas

Cáritas Española coordina con cada Cáritas nacional su respuesta a las necesidades más urgentes

El buen funcionamiento de los planes de prevención ha permitido reducir el número de víctimas y heridos

Cáritas. 12 de septiembre de 2017.- Las Cáritas nacionales del Caribe y de México han puesto en marcha sus planes de respuesta a las emergencias causadas en toda la región por el impacto del huracán “Irma” y el terremoto en la costa sur del Pacífico mexicano.

12 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

“Mi más profunda solidaridad está con las familias y allegados de las víctimas y con todas aquellas personas que se han visto afectadas materialmente por los efectos del Huracán Irma en Cuba y en todo el Caribe.

A medida que pasan las horas vamos siendo más conscientes de los devastadores efectos que ha causado el huracán arrasando con múltiples infraestructuras e inundando campos y comunidades.

12 Sep 2017 description

11 September 2017

Hurricane Irma transited Cuba and Florida yesterday. Deputy Prime Ministers Didier Reynders and Alexander De Croo sympathise with the stricken populations in the region and present their condolences to the victims’ families.

At the moment, there are no indications of Belgians among the victims. Under difficult circumstances, our Embassy in Havana and the Belgian Consulate General in Atlanta continue to closely follow up with and assist our compatriots.

12 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • After making landfall in the United States bringing heavy rains and high winds to the coast of Florida, Irma downgraded to a tropical storm as it moves northward affecting Georgia

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the United States reports 586 shelters housing 192,000 occupants in Florida and 92 shelters housing 7,095 occupants in Georgia

  • Almost 6 million people in the United States are without power

12 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Reporting period: 6 September – 10 September, 2017

Highlights

Hurricane Irma has put the lives of thousands of children in the Caribbean in danger. Wind, rain and surge waves are causing floods, mudslides and the destruction of homes, schools, health centers and WASH infrastructure, affecting children across the region.

  • After impacting several islands during its path in the Caribbean Sea, Irma was downgraded to Category 3 Saturday morning but was expected to strengthen again over Florida.

12 Sep 2017 description

Este reporte ha sido elaborado desde la Oficina de la Coordinadora Residente del Sistema de Naciones Unidas en Cuba. Cubre el período de las 14.00 del 9 de septiembre a las 12.00 del 11 de septiembre (hora local). El siguiente reporte será emitido el 12 de septiembre de 2017.

Resumen

• A menos de un año del impacto del Huracán Matthew, el mayor huracán formado en el Atlántico, castiga a Cuba por más de 72 horas.

12 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator. It covers the period from 14:00 hrs. on September 09 th to 12:00 hrs. on September 11th .The next report will be issued on or around 12/09.

Highlights

• Less than a year after the impact of Hurricane Matthew, the largest hurricane reported in the Atlantic, punishes Cuba for more than 72 hours.

• Hurricane Irma struck the country from the morning of September 8 to Sunday afternoon with strong winds, rains and coastal flooding.