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10 Sep 2017 description

Le 8 septembre 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario - Affaires mondiales Canada

La ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, a fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante à propos de l’ouragan Irma :

« L’ouragan Irma, un des plus puissants qui ait jamais sévi dans l’océan Atlantique, sème la destruction dans les Caraïbes depuis le 6 septembre, faisant souffler des vents qui ont atteint 300 kilomètres à l’heure.

10 Sep 2017 description

September 8, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today issued the following statement concerning Hurricane Irma:

“Hurricane Irma, the strongest hurricane ever seen in the Atlantic with sustained wind speeds reaching 300 kilometres per hour, has been wreaking havoc in the Caribbean since September 6.

“The Government of Canada is concerned by the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and expresses its condolences to all the people that have been affected.

10 Sep 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, 7 septembre 2017 – Tandis que l’ouragan Irma ravageait les Caraïbes orientales et poursuivait sa trajectoire dévastatrice dans la mer des Antilles, le président du Groupe de la Banque mondiale, Jim Yong Kim, a fait la déclaration suivante :

10 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

Au lendemain du passage de l’ouragan Irma, Haïti et la République dominicaine sont confrontés aux dégâts considérables provoqués dans la nuit. Les équipes d’Oxfam évalueront directement les besoins des plus vulnérables dans les zones les plus lourdement touchées, à savoir principalement le nord des deux pays.

« Nous pensons que le pire est derrière nous, et la population espère avoir échappé au pire », confiait la nuit dernière, Tania Escamilla, porte-parole d’Oxfam qui a affronté la tempête à Cap-Haïtien, la deuxième ville du pays.

10 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hurricane Irma causes limited damage in The Bahamas, negatively impacts northern and central Cuba

  • Residents of Barbuda evacuate to Antigua in advance of Hurricane Jose’s passage

  • USAID/OFDA partners provide relief commodities to hurricane-affected households in Antigua and Barbuda,
    The Bahamas

  • Disaster declaration issued for the French territory of Saint-Martin due to the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Jose

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Sep 2017 description
report ACTED

Point de situation au 8 septembre au matin

09 Sep 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the tropical cyclone IRMA-17 path with low, medium and strong wind impact zones observed and predicted at 5 September 2017. The tropical cyclone path and wind speed zones were derived from Joint Research Centre data (Warning 24 issued the 05 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

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
  • Hurricane IRMA has passed Turks and Caicos, north of the Dominican Republic and Haiti on 8 September. It is currently affecting the northern part of Cuba with strong winds and heavy rain. In some areas power cuts have been reported as well as increasingly difficulties in communication.

  • IRMA will move on towards the Bahamas and expected to make landfall in Florida on Sunday 10 September. It has strengthened again to a category 5 hurricane with maximum wind speed of 296 km/h. Up to six million people were asked to evacuate from Florida as well as parts of Georgia.

09 Sep 2017 description

MESSAGE:
Irma is currently a category 4 hurricane now moving into the Bahamas. Irma made direct landfall over the Turks and Caicos on Thursday September 07, 2017 with heavy rainfall and recorded wind-speeds of 150 mph and greater. Jose remains a dangerous category 4 hurricane as it moves closer to the Northern Leeward Islands.

09 Sep 2017 description
report The Guardian

Kate Hodal

Aid workers explain the humanitarian response to Hurricane Irma and the effort required to prevent a bad situation deteriorating further

Vincent DeGennaro, associate professor at University of Florida College of Medicine and medical director of Haiti Air Ambulance (speaking from Port-au-Prince)

Read more on The Guardian.

09 Sep 2017 description

Action Against Hunger urges support for extremely vulnerable communities

(NEW YORK) September 8, 2017—On Thursday evening, September 7th, Hurricane Irma—the most powerful Category 5 storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean—crossed north of Haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

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.

09 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hurricane Irma remains a significant threat to The Bahamas, while Hurricane Jose may exacerbate the situation on the island of Barbuda, which sustained widespread damage from the passage of Hurricane Irma

  • USAID/OFDA is providing $200,000 to address hurricane-related needs in Antigua and Barbuda and The Bahamas

  • Assessments of hurricane-affected areas of Hispaniola have commenced, with initial reports suggesting less damage than expected

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

09 Sep 2017 description
report Humanity Road

Situation Overview

This is a report of early indications of impacts from Hurricane Irma on islands in the Caribbean. It also includes useful information links for the islands impacted. It is based on initial reports from social media and public domain sources. Humanity Road activated its disaster desk on Tuesday, September 5th in advance of initial landfall in the Caribbean. Situation Report No 1 was published on September 6, 2017, and Situation Report No 2 was published on September 7.

08 Sep 2017 description

Despite recent decreases in rainfall, torrential rains have caused flooding across sub-Saharan Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. 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.

08 Sep 2017 description
report CARE

(Havana): While Haiti suffered a near miss from the eye of Hurricane Irma, CARE and its partners in Cuba are bracing for impact as the severe storm approaches.

Initial reports suggest Haiti faced minimal damages in the northern areas hit by the edge of Hurricane Irma. CARE is supporting government damage assessments in the north, and north-west of the country which has suffered the most, and is working with affected communities to understand what support they might need.