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18 Sep 2017 description

20 Provincias en alertas

Viviendas afectadas 07

Desplazados casas de familiares 34

Puentes afectados 02

18 Sep 2017 description

NHC Summary: At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Maria was located near latitude 14.7 North, longitude 60.1 West. Maria is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h), and this motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected through Tuesday night. On the forecast track, the center of Maria will move across the Leeward Islands late today and tonight, over the extreme northeastern Caribbean Sea Tuesday and Tuesday night, and approach Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Wednesday.

18 Sep 2017 description

The First Secretary of State, Damian Green, chaired a COBR meeting this afternoon to discuss the Government’s response to Hurricane Irma and preparations for Hurricane Maria.

We remain concerned that Hurricane Maria, which is strengthening as it approaches the Leeward Islands, could hit the UK’s Overseas Territories in the Caribbean already affected as well as Montserrat.

FCO, DFID and military teams are working closely with the Governors in the Overseas Territories to ensure we are doing all we can to support the Governments of the islands affected.

18 Sep 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the tropical cyclone MARIA-17 path with low, medium and strong wind impact zones observed and predicted at 18 September 2017. The tropical cyclone path and wind speed zones were derived from Joint Research Centre data (Warning 8 issued the 18 th September 2017 at 09:00 UTC). This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITARUNOSAT.

18 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

Las islas del este del Caribe, devastadas por Irma hace menos de dos semanas, se preparan para enfrentar otro potencial desastre, con la llegada del huracán María, que podría tocar tierra en las Islas de Barlovento el lunes por la noche convertido en un potente meteoro.

A las 2:00 a.m. del lunes, el centro del huracán María se localizaba 145 kilómetros al noreste de Barbados y 270 kms al este suroeste de Dominica, con vientos máximos sostenidos de 150 kph.

18 Sep 2017 description

Se aproxima un nuevo evento meteorológico. Desde ya los organismos de respuesta ante emergencias se preparan para proteger la vida de los ciudadanos, como bien instruyó el presidente Danilo Medina.

Activan Plan de Contingencia

El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias (COE) activó su “Plan Nacional de Contingencia Ante Huracanes” para enfrentar el posible paso de María, que hasta el momento es tormenta tropical con posibilidad de convertirse en huracán.

18 Sep 2017 description

NWS Summary: At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Maria was located by an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft near latitude 13.8 North, longitude 57.5 West. Maria is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected through Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Maria will move across the Leeward Islands Monday night and then over the extreme northeastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday. Reconnaissance data indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts.

17 Sep 2017 description

(New York 17 September 2017): The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, today allocated US$10 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable humanitarians to help tens of thousands of people in need of assistance following the devastating category five storm, Hurricane Irma.

17 Sep 2017 description

Temas Destacados

  • Se mantienen (3) Provincias en Alerta Amarilla y (17) en alerta Verde por posibles Inundaciones repentinas urbanas y rurales, crecidas de ríos, arroyos y cañadas, así como deslizamientos de tierra.

  • Las personas deben abstenerse de cruzar ríos, arroyos y cañadas que presenten alto volúmenes de agua.

  • Una persona fue rescatada por miembros de la Defensa Civil de Puerto Plata, al colapsar un puente en el Municipio de Montellano sobre el rio Pancho Mateo.

16 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

The aftermath of Hurricane Irma is putting the well-being of hundreds of thousands of children in the Caribbean in danger. The extent of the devastation to Cuba and islands in the Eastern Caribbean is beginning to become clearer as rapid assessments are underway. With high winds, heavy rain and storm surges, Irma caused widespread damage to homes, schools, health centers and basic infrastructure across the region.

  • Hurricane Irma put 2.4 million children at risk; of these 271,000 were directly affected.

16 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

• Shortage of food and potable water in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos - some of the most affected by Hurricane Irma continues to be of concern.

• A Regional Response Plan (RRP) to raise US$ 27 million to address the urgent needs of the most vulnerable people affected by Hurricane Irma was launched on 15 September.

• Severely limited communications are hampering the coordination of relief supplies in Turks and Caicos and increasing anxiety among people.

16 Sep 2017 description

Temas Destacados

  • Se mantienen (3) Provincias en Alerta Amarilla y (10) en alerta Verde por posibles Inundaciones repentinas urbanas y rurales, crecidas de ríos, arroyos y cañadas, así como deslizamientos de tierra.

  • Las personas deben abstenerse de cruzar ríos, arroyos y cañadas que presenten alto volúmenes de agua.

Reporte de la Situación

16 Sep 2017 description

Temas Destacados

  • Se mantienen (3) Provincias en Alerta Amarilla y (16) en alerta Verde por posibles Inundaciones repentinas urbanas y rurales, crecidas de ríos, arroyos y cañadas, así como deslizamientos de tierra.

  • Las personas deben abstenerse de cruzar ríos, arroyos y cañadas que presenten alto volúmenes de agua.

ACCIONES TOMADAS:

15 Sep 2017 description

Temas destacados

  • Se mantienen (13) Provincias en Alerta Verde por posibles Inundaciones repentinas urbanas y rurales, crecidas de ríos, arroyos y cañadas, así como deslizamientos de tierra.

  • Las personas deben abstenerse de cruzar ríos, arroyos y cañadas que presenten alto volúmenes de agua.

15 Sep 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazard

Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

  1. Recent heavy rains have caused the Benue River in Nigeria to overflow its banks. Reports indicate that 100,000 people may have been displaced by flooding. Continued rainfall will keep rivers high.