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11 Sep 2017 description

REGIONAL RESPONSE ACTIONS:

CDEMA Coordinating Unit

  • The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency’s (CDEMA) advance team, consisting of the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU), Rapid Needs Assessment Team (RNAT), CARICOM Operational Support Team (COST), and the CARICOM Disaster Assessment Coordination team, was operating out of its staging post in Antigua, which was largely unaffected by the hurricanes

11 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hurricane Jose passes approximately 75 miles from island of St. Martin; results in less damage than anticipated in the Caribbean region

  • Disaster declaration issued for Dutch Sint Maarten due to the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Jose

  • USAID/OFDA provides $200,000 to address hurricane-related needs in French Saint-Martin and Dutch Sint Maarten

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

11 Sep 2017 description

Bruselas, 11 de septiembre de 2017

DECLARACIÓN /17/3181

Comisión Europea – Declaración

"El huracán Irma ha dejado un rastro de devastación en muchos países. Es nuestro deber moral ayudar a los afectados cuyas vidas y hogares están siendo destruidos o severamente amenazados.

Nos solidarizamos con todos aquellos en el Caribe y en los Estados Unidos durante y después de la tormenta. Por el tiempo que sea necesario.

11 Sep 2017 description

Brussels, 11 September 2017

"Hurricane Irma has left a trail of devastation across many countries.

It is our moral duty to help those in need whose lives and homes are being destroyed or severely threatened.

We stand in full solidarity with all those in the Caribbean and in the USA during and after the storm. For as long as it takes.

11 Sep 2017 description
  • Hurricane IRMA continued moving west-northwest reaching the northern coast of Cuba on 9 September morning (UTC) as a Category 5 Hurricane. It passed over Florida Keys on 10 September afternoon (UTC) as a Category 4 Hurricane, over Marco Island and Naples (Florida) in the evening as a Category 3 Hurricane. Then it continued heading north-west moving inland crossing central northern Florida counties weakening.

11 Sep 2017 description

Au cours des mois d’août et septembre 2017, vingt femmes entrepreneures du département de la Grand’Anse ont débuté un programme de formation pour la relance et le renforcement de leurs entreprises dans le cadre du projet “Ann Ale” mis en œuvre par le PNUD après le passage du cyclone Mathieu.

11 Sep 2017 description
report CARE

Nos équipes locales ont déjà distribué 1 600 repas chauds et de l'eau potable dans les centres d'évacuation, dans le nord d'Haïti. CARE a lancé un appel à dons pour aider les populations à Haïti et Cuba.

600 000 personnes pourraient être affectées par le passage de l’ouragan.

En début de semaine, nos équipes à Haïti avaient prépositionné des stocks d'urgence dans les départements du nord, les plus menacés par l'ouragan Irma. Nous avons débuté des distributions de nourriture et d'eau potable dans les centres d'évacuation.

10 Sep 2017 description
report ACTED

Situation update on September 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma, 5 on saphir Simpson scale, passed over Haiti that night. The north-east and north-west were severely affected, particularly the coastline. The amount of water that is falling predicts flooding on the coast and inland. The most impacted areas are: Port-de-Paix - Jean Rabel in the North-West, the Ouanaminthe area on the border with the Dominican Republic also severely affected and Gonaives in the Upper Artibonite.

10 Sep 2017 description

This morning the MAF team in Haiti completed an aerial survey over the northern part of the country, which was hardest hit by Hurricane Irma. Although they observed water in some fields and other places it shouldn’t have been, the team saw little damage.

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.

10 Sep 2017 description

Online donations platform to help women, men and children rebuild lives

New York, 8 September 2017 – The most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean has battered several Caribbean islands, leaving Barbuda and St. Martins near “uninhabitable”, according to national authorities. Hurricane Irma has also left catastrophic damage as it passed over Turks and Caicos, southern Bahamas, northern Dominican Republic and northern Haiti.

10 Sep 2017 description

Hurricane Irma Update
- Irma caused extensive damage in Barbuda and Anguilla where 70-90% of the buildings were destroyed. WFP is in discussions with OCHA, Resident Coordinators and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to explore possibilities to support the Islands of the Eastern Caribbean through coordination, IT and transportation support.
- Hurricane Irma has past the Dominican Republic and the northern coast of Haiti resulting in partial flooding in the north-east (Ouanaminthe, Fort-Libertel, Caracol, Ferrier, North Hole).

10 Sep 2017 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid is assessing flood and wind damage in northern areas of Dominican Republic and Haiti battered by Hurricane Irma on Thursday. Many homes have been left flooded with crops and plantations ruined.

Winds of at least 160mph have damaged roofs and the excessive rain has caused flooding, devastating much of the land near the north coast and destroying infrastructure such as bridges.