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21 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the first period from 06 to 20 September, 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 25 September 2017.

Highlights

• Hurricane Maria pummeled Dominica on 19 September, with early reports citing widespread damage and destruction.

• Reconnaissance teams have conducted flyovers and more assessment teams are expected to arrive on 21 September.

19 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Humanitarian actors have been forced to shift gears from response to Irma to prepare for “potentially catastrophic ” category 5 hurricane, Maria .

  • Heavy rainfall could cause flash floods and mudslides in islands recovering from Irma’s onslaught such as Sint Maarten, Barbuda and Anguilla. Evacuation centres are being prepared.

  • More than 2.1 million people in Cuba have been targeted by a US$ 55. 8 million Plan of Action to provide assistance to the most affected by Irma.

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.

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.

15 Sep 2017 description

Devastation and the extensive breakdown of essential services have followed Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic. The Category 5 hurricane wrought havoc on many of the Caribbean islands, with maximum sustained winds of 296 km/h bringing heavy rains and causing deadly waves. Those winds lasted for 37 hours, making Irma the longest-lived storm of that intensity anywhere in the world for at least the past 50 years, according to the United Kingdom Met Office.

14 Sep 2017 description

Destacados

• El 12 de septiembre Irma se ha disipó en el sureste de Estados Unidos y ya no es una amenaza para las islas del Caribe.

• Anguila, Antigua y Barbuda, San Martin / St Maarten, Las Islas Vírgenes Británicas y las Islas Turcos y Caicos son las más afectadas. Las necesidades críticas de suministros y soporte se están solucionando día y noche.

• En República Dominicana y Haití, las autoridades locales están gestionando la respuesta y la restauración de las actividades normales en las zonas afectadas con recursos locales.

13 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

• Irma has dissipated over the south-eastern United States on 12 September and is no longer a threat to islands in the Caribbean.

• Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, St Martin/St Maarten, the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos are the most affected islands. Critical needs in supplies and support are being addressed around the clock.

• In the Dominican Republic and Haiti, local authorities are managing response and restoration to normal activities in the affected areas with local resources.

12 Sep 2017 description

L'ouragan Irma de catégorie 5 a frappé Haïti le jeudi 7 septembre 2017. A la nuit de l’ouragan, 12 539 personnes ont été évacuées vers 81 abris. A ce jour, il reste 6 494 personnes dans les 21 centres encore activés. Une perte en vie humaine et une personne disparue sont enregistrées dans le département Centre tandis que 17 personnes ont été blessées dans les départements du Nord, du Nord-Ouest et de l’Ouest.

12 Sep 2017 description

Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane hit Haiti on Thursday, September 7, 2017. On the night of the hurricane, 12,539 persons were evacuated to 81 shelters. To date, 6,494 persons remain in the 21 centers still active. One life was lost and a person was recorded missing in the Centre Department while 17 people were injured in the departments of Nord, Nord-Ouest and Ouest.

10 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the first period from 06 to 10 September, 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 12 September 2017.

Highlights

• Irma hit Cuba as the first category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the country since 1924, causing massive destruction and widespread flooding along its northern coast.

• Irma upgraded to a category 4 hurricane as it pummeled Florida state in US on 10 September has left three people dead.

09 Sep 2017 description

Este reporte es producido por OCHA ROLAC en colaboración con socios humanitarios. Cubre el primer periodo del 06 al 08 de septiembre, 2017. El próximo reporte será emitido cerca del 9 de septiembre 2017.

Destacados

  • Irma es ahora un huracán de categoría 4. Es probable que continúen algunas fluctuaciones de intensidad a medida que se acerca a Cuba y Florida.

09 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the first period from 06 to 08 September, 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 9 September 2017.

Highlights

• Irma is now a category 4 hurricane. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely to continue as it approaches Cuba and Florida.

• Barbuda and St. Martins remain the most gravely affected islands. There have been limited reports from the Turks and Caicos Islands but damage is expected to be critical.

08 Sep 2017 description

Este reporte es producido por OCHA ROLAC. Es preparado en colaboración con el equipo de OCHA ubicado en varios países y la oficina regional en Panamá. Cubre el primer periodo del 6 al 8 de septiembre de 2017. El próximo reporte será publicado en o cerca del 9 de septiembre de 2017.

Destacados

• Después de golpear varias islas en el Caribe, dejando a Barbuda y St. Martins casi inhabitables con daños catastróficos, Irma está pasando por Turcos y Caicos, el sur de las Bahamas, el norte de la República Dominicana y el norte de Haití.

08 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC. It is prepared in collaboration with OCHA teams located in various countries and the regional office in Panama. It covers the first period from 6 to 8 September 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 9 September 2017.

Highlights

• After battering several islands in the Caribbean, rendering Barbuda and St. Martins near uninhabitable with catastrophic damage, Irma is passing over Turks and Caicos, southern Bahamas, northern Dominican Republic and northern Haiti.