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25 Sep 2017 description

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

25 Sep 2017 description
  • Hurricane MARIA continued moving northward over the Atlantic Ocean as a category 1 hurricane. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge could affect the North Carolina coast over the next 24 hours.
25 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Maria is the 6th hurricane to have formed in the Atlantic Basin this sea son. Rainfall on many of the islands on Maria ’s path could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

The present map shows the storm damage grade assessment in the area of Basseterre (Saint Kitts and Nevis). The thematic layer has been derived from post-event satellite image by means of visual interpretation. The estimated geometric accuracy is 5 m CE90 or better, from native positional accuracy of the background satellite image.

25 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Maria is the 6th hurricane to have formed in the Atlantic Basin this sea son. Rainfall on many of the islands on Maria ’s path could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

The present map shows the storm damage grade assessment in the area of Basseterre (Saint Kitts and Nevis). The thematic layer has been derived from post-event satellite image by means of visual interpretation. The estimated geometric accuracy is 5 m CE90 or better, from native positional accuracy of the background satellite image.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Sea Mercy

13 Days that changed the Caribbean

24 Sep 2017 description

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph.

Maria then impacted St. Kitts and Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

24 Sep 2017 description
  • In Dominica, 100% of the country has been impacted by Hurricane Maria. There are 15 confirmed deaths and 16 persons missing. Power and water supplies have been disrupted and it is estimated that damage to housing is at 90%. The first preliminary assessment on agriculture sector is 100% of losses. Priorities in the country are oriented towards airlift and food as well as shelters. Curfew has been established from 4 PM to 8 AM daily due to security issues.

24 Sep 2017 description

Saturday, September 23, 2017 — My Fellow Citizens and Residents:

With courage and resilience, our Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has braved two powerful Category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, within a span of two weeks, and we have come out of them without sustaining eithercatastrophic damage or loss of life. For this we give every praise, honour and glory to Almighty God.

23 Sep 2017 description

In Dominica, the number of fatalities is expected to further rise as large areas of the island remain inaccessible. Until now, 15 deaths and 20 missing people are reported. At least 85% of the population was exposed to moderate or severe damage and needs urgent support in terms of shelter and water. 90% of the buildings have been damaged. There is no electricity, no water and no gasoline and destroyed roads and bridges make it very difficult to access communities. All airports are closed making the shipment of equipment and movement of staff challenging.

23 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • DART staff arrive in Dominica to conduct assessments, support humanitarian response

  • Hurricane Maria damages infrastructure on Saint Kitts and Nevis, causes flooding, limited impacts in the Dominican Republic and Haiti

  • U.S. Government (USG) international humanitarian assistance to the Caribbean totals nearly $7 million

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Sep 2017 description

This document has been prepared to provide information to Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, the IFRC and their partners on the CARICOM institutional and legal framework for regional humanitarian response in case of disaster, which is currently being tested in the context of the response to Category 5 Hurricane IRMA and Category 4 Hurricane MARIA that strongly impacted the Caribbean region.

22 Sep 2017 description

More than 10 countries and territories were directly affected as Hurricane Irma ravaged the Caribbean and later the coastal states in the U.S.. The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) reports various levels of damages and needs in Antigua and Barbuda, British, Dutch and French Antilles, the Bahamas, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the United States and territories, among others. Beside, Hurricane María affected recently Dominica and Puerto Rico.

22 Sep 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Cruz Roja Española cuenta con las Unidades de Respuesta a Emergencias (ERU, por sus siglas en inglés) como medio para ofrecer una respuesta efectiva, eficiente y ajustada a cada circunstancia con el fin de salvar vidas en situaciones producidas por un desastre.

  • 12 delegados de emergencias parten hacia las áreas más castigadas por desastres naturales o por movimientos forzados de población.

22 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

21 septembre 2017 – Seuls 15 pays dans le monde disposent des trois politiques nationales de base qui contribuent à garantir que les parents disposent du temps et des ressources nécessaires pour soutenir le développement cérébral sain de leurs jeunes enfants, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.

22 Sep 2017 description

Summary: Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 5 hurricane packing winds more than 185 miles per hour, impacted several eastern Caribbean countries sweeping over Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.