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02 Nov 1998 description

appeal no. 33/98
situation report no. 01
period covered: 30 October to 1 November 1998

02 Nov 1998 description

Geneva - Following an evaluation mission to the worst affected areas; the teams from Médecins Sans Frontières have been assisting the victims of hurricane Mitch since Sunday, 1 November, in five regions of Nicaragua. Although Mitch has considerably weakened in the last 48 hours, the hurricane has been devastating Nicaragua and neighbouring countries for the past week. The hurricane has resulted in heavy loss of life and serious damage to the infrastructure of Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

01 Nov 1998 description

The storm has devastated almost all Central America. On its new way towards inland and the Pacific coasts, Mitch has also badly hit El Salvador. Latest reports indicate that almost all the roads connecting the Central American countries are damaged and relief items for the emergency phase are needed in all the countries where the National Red Cross Societies are working round the clock in co-ordination with their respective National Emergency Committees.

30 Oct 1998 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

30 Oct 1998 description

By Fiona Ortiz

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Mitch, its winds weakened to 50 miles an hour (80 kph) on Friday, unleashed a new round of killer floods and mudslides that consumed homes, businesses and farm fields.

Billed just days ago as the fourth strongest hurricane of the century, Mitch has been blamed for up to 50 deaths, about 30 of them in Honduras and the evacuation of more than 500,000 people across much of Central America.

"The situation on the Atlantic coast is totally chaotic, the damage is incalculable," said Lt.

30 Oct 1998 description

This report includes: A) Central America: Hurricane Mitch B) Guinea Bissau C) Sierra Leone D) Central and East Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo/Brazzaville and Rwanda E) FR Yugoslavia and region: Kosovo crisis.

29 Oct 1998 description
report American Red Cross

Background

29 Oct 1998 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
34 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs
CWS/ACT APPEAL: HURRICANE MITCH (#976309)

29 Oct 1998 description

Ref: OCHAGVA - 98/03334
CENTRAL AMERICA - HURRICANE MITCH
HONDURAS, GUATEMALA, BELIZE, COSTA RICA
OCHA - GENEVA SITUATION REPORT NO.4

29 Oct 1998 description

By Juan Carlos Ulate

PUERTO CORTEZ, Honduras, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Hurricane Mitch continued to batter Honduras on Thursday, hitting the coast, reaching inland and threatening the northwest Caribbean region after claiming at least 19 lives.

After two days of downpours that caused flash-floods and mudslides, the weary Central American nation declared a state of emergency and evacuated some 100,000 people from the coast, adding to frantic flights to safety in nearby Belize, Guatemala and Mexico.

Mitch stalled late on Wednesday just over the Bay Islands, a popular tourist spot for …

29 Oct 1998 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

28 Oct 1998 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

27 Oct 1998 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
34 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

27 Oct 1998 description

Washington, October 27, 1998 -- The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports Hurricane Mitch, an extremely powerful Category V storm, continues to move westward in the western Caribbean Sea. Mitch has maximum sustained winds of 180 mph and, though the pressure has risen slightly since last evening, This hurricane is the fourth strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic tropical basin and the strongest ever in the month of October.

At 8 a.m.

27 Oct 1998 description

By Angus MacSwan

MIAMI, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Hurricane Mitch, one of the fiercest Atlantic storms on record, whipped the Caribbean on Tuesday with winds up to 180 mph (285 kph) and lashed the Central American coast with heavy rains that threatened to trigger deadly mudslides and flooding.

Mitch, among the strongest Atlantic storms recorded, was extremely dangerous and capable of causing "catastrophic damage," the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

It is significantly more powerful than Hurricane Georges, which killed more than 500 people in a rampage across the …