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16 Nov 1999 description

270 - WTNT31 KNHC 161149 - TCPAT1 BULLETIN

HURRICANE LENNY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 12A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL

15 Nov 1999 description

Issued: 15 November 1999

Hurricane Lenny Traversing the Caribbean

The twelfth named tropical system of the current Atlantic Hurricane Season, formed in the Southwest Caribbean over the weekend and was upgraded to Hurricane Lenny late Sunday afternoon. At 11am Eastern Caribbean Time this morning Lenny was located near latitude 15.0 north, longitude 76.2 west or about 205 miles south of Kingston, Jamaica. Lenny is moving towards the east-southeast near 10 mph and this motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours.

Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph with higher gusts.

15 Nov 1999 description

947 - WTNT31 KNHC 151434 -TCPAT1

BULLETIN
HURRICANE LENNY ADVISORY NUMBER 9
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL

08 Nov 1999 description

U.S. Peace Corps volunteer Mary Bosy was working as a teacher trainer in Hato, Dominican Republic, when Hurricane Georges destroyed more than half of the schools in her district.

20 Oct 1999 description

276
WTNT34 KNHC 201155
TCPAT4
BULLETIN
HURRICANE JOSE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 11A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL

10 Sep 1999 description

Release No. 0358.99 FAS PR 0387-99 Andy Solomon (202) 720-4623 andy.solomon@usda.gov Eric Van Chantfort (202) 720-9443 WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 1999

Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will ship approximately 8.5 million metric tons of U.S. commodities under fiscal 1999 food aid programs, more than five times last year's 1.6 million tons, and the largest tonnage in at least 25 years.

"American food aid helps relieve hunger and suffering around the world," said Glickman.

05 Sep 1999 description


In addition to support under its regular and special facilities, the IMF provides emergency assistance through loans to help members meet economic problems arising from sudden and unforeseeable natural disasters. The IMF has also expanded the scope of emergency assistance to include countries emerging from conflict in carefully defined situations.

10 Aug 1999 description

Appeal Target: US$ 618,465(Balance Requested from ACT 421,650)
Geneva, 10 August 1999

01 Aug 1999 description


Information available as of 15 August 1999 was used in preparing this report.
Contents

14 Jul 1999 description
report United Nations

United Nations Resident Coordinators Stress Need for Preventive Measures, Coordination, Long-Term Funding for Durable Reconstruction

13 Jul 1999 description
report United Nations

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

13 Jul 1999 description
report United Nations

Natural disasters claimed more than 50,000 lives and resulted in economic losses exceeding $90 billion during 1998; while wars in Africa, Asia and Europe displaced millions more. This horrifying toll will set the scene for the Economic and Social Council's debate, when it begins its segment on humanitarian affairs on 13 July.

07 Jul 1999 description

By Ruth Nabakwe, PANA Correspondent
GENEVA, Switzerland (PANA, 07/07/99) - Application of improved housing construction technologies could serve to minimise vulnerability of buildings, infrastructure and services in human settlements, the chief of Habitat, Lars Ludvigsen, said Wednesday.

06 Jul 1999 description

Press Release SG/SM/7060 - 19990706

22 Jun 1999 description

Normal rains continue to benefit development of the 1999/2000 first season rainfed maize and minor foodcrops, mainly plantains and roots. Water reservoirs are also reported to be at satisfactory levels for the irrigated paddy crop being harvested. Pastures have also benefited from the rains. Timely technical and financial assistance have been provided to farmers affected last year by El Niño drought and hurricane "Georges". Early forecasts indicate that maize and paddy production will be average to above-average respectively, providing weather remains normal.

31 May 1999 description

A $15 billion supplemental spending bill signed by President Clinton on May 21 includes more than $500 million to help Kosovar refugees, both overseas and in the United States.
The mid-year emergency spending package is a combination of separate measures to cover costs unforeseen when the FY 1999 appropriations were enacted primarily the Kosovo crisis and Hurricane Mitch. As with many supplemental measures, however, unrelated items were added, delaying enactment. The final package funds the NATO mission in Yugoslavia, military pay and benefits, disaster relief, and aid to farmers.

21 May 1999 description

TEXT: WHITE HOUSE STATEMENT ON SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDS FOR CENTRAL AMERICA

(More than $950 million in disaster relief approved) (740)

WASHINGTON -- U.S.

20 May 1999 description

USAID FACT SHEET
PRESS OFFICE
Contact: Laura Gross or Jessamyn Sarmiento

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congress approved an additional $621 Million for USAID reconstruction projects in Central America, the Caribbean, and Colombia. All supplemental funds are to be expended within two years from today for the general purposes and sectors that are illustrated below.

*All numbers are in millions

Nicaragua: $94.1

Public Health: $25.1

11 May 1999 description

(Legislation would aid hurricane, earthquake victims) (690) By Eric Green