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08 Sep 2017 description

Crisis overview

Hurricane Irma made landfall on northeast Caribbean islands during the early hours local time of 6 September, affecting Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, St Barthélemy, St. Martin, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and other islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The hurricane is passing over Turks and Caicos, southern Bahamas, northern Dominican Republic and northern Haiti on 8 September.

Forecast

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

After causing devastation on several Caribbean islands, including Puerto Rico and Saint-Martin, Hurricane Irma was heading towards Haiti. Haiti is regularly hit by major natural disasters and Handicap International’s (HI) teams are expecting to face serious problems accessing the worst-affected areas. And many families will need help for months to come.

08 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Haiti

Faits saillants

  • L’alerte rouge est toujours maintenue sur tout le territoire national en raison du passage de l’Ouragan Irma selon les prévisions des côtes d’Haïti

  • L’effondrement de l’ancien pont frontalier Ouanaminthe- Dajabon

  • Une personne portée disparue au niveau de la rivière Cercane, département du Centre

  • Deux personnes blessées à Dondon suite à une chute d’arbre, et une troisième au CapHaïtien dans l’effondrement d’une maison à Sainte-Philomène, dans le département du Nord

08 Sep 2017 description

Washington, D.C,. September 7, 2017 (PAHO/WHO) — Countries in the Caribbean are assessing hurricane damage from Hurricane Irma and deploying sanitary engineers and other experts, with help from the Pan American Health Organization, to support recovery efforts in the most affected islands, even as the hurricane moves to other islands and toward the US mainland.

08 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

08 de septiembre, 2017 — El huracán Irma rompió el record como la tormenta más fuerte del Atlántico fuera del caribe y el Golfo en México, reveló este miércoles la Organización Meteorológica Mundial.

Irma, que descendió a categoría 4 la madrugada del viernes, mantuvo vientos de 297 kilómetros por hora por 37 horas, un tiempo nunca antes registrado por ningún otro ciclón en esta zona.

08 Sep 2017 description
report Salvation Army

HURRICANE Irma has caused devastation in parts of the Caribbean, rendering the island of Barbuda ‘barely habitable’ according to Prime Minister Gaston Browne. The Salvation Army on nearby Antigua is working with the government to provide emergency food supplies to evacuees who have fled the neighbouring island.

08 Sep 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

The Situation

08 Sep 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, September 7, 2017 – World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim made the following statement as Hurricane Irma ripped through the Eastern Caribbean and continued its devastating path across the Caribbean Sea:

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.

08 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

Published: 8 September 2017

People in the Dominican Republic and Haiti are facing “the day after” Hurricane Irma, which caused widespread damage overnight. Oxfam teams will immediately asses the needs of the most vulnerable people in the heaviest-hit areas, mainly in the north of both countries.

08 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

I am waking up to battering rain. Irma is coming closer. Packing winds of 185mph, Irma is the most powerful Atlantic hurricane on record.

08 Sep 2017 description
report CARE

Alors que l'oeil de l'ouragan Irma devrait frôler ce vendredi les côtes haïtiennes et cubaines, les équipes de CARE ont été déployées dans les régions les plus menacées par les vents et les pluies.

« Nous craignons une contamination des sources d’eau potable et une résurgence du choléra. » : Karl Paul, directeur du bureau CARE en Haïti

08 Sep 2017 description

Paris le 7 septembre. Après avoir frappé plusieurs îles des Caraïbes, dont Saint-Martin et Saint-Barthélemy, faisant des dégâts considérables, l’ouragan Irma se dirige désormais vers le nord d’Haïti. Les équipes de Handicap International présentes sur place s’alarment de la situation alors que la population ne dispose que de très peu de moyens pour se protéger.

08 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (September 7, 2017)— As Hurricane Irma continues its potentially catastrophic path through the Caribbean and sets its sights on the United States, Save the Children is preparing to respond to help children and families most affected by the storm.

08 Sep 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, 7 de septiembre de 2017 – El Presidente del Grupo Banco Mundial, Jim Yong Kim, realizó la siguiente declaración mientras el huracán Irma arrasaba con el Caribe oriental, continuando su trayectoria devastadora a través del mar Caribe:

08 Sep 2017 description

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Sept 7 (Reuters) - The eye of Hurricane Irma grazed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday, rattling buildings after it smashed a string of Caribbean islands as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, killing 14 people on its way to Florida.

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