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18 Oct 2000 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM
Church World Service is the Humanitarian Agency of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.
35 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

EMERGENCY ACCOUNT #6724 for $20,000

11 Oct 2000 description
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Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, and Olga Bellido de Luna, Special to DisasterRelief.org
It's been nearly a week since Hurricane Keith hovered for three days over Belize, but thousands living in villages scattered throughout the northeast portion of the country continue to feel the storm's effects. The 32 inches of rain Keith dumped on the tiny Central American nation left lingering problems.

11 Oct 2000 description

PORT OF SPAIN (11.10.2000) -- Association of Caribbean States Secretary General Norman Girvan sent out messages of solidarity to member states affected by Hurricane Keith, and offered to circulate a list of urgently needed materials and medicines among other ACS member states.

06 Oct 2000 description
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Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports

05 Oct 2000 description

By Andrew Winning

TAMPICO, Mexico, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Hurricane Keith was downgraded to a tropical storm as it headed up Mexico's Gulf coast on Thursday, having claimed at least 16 lives and caused some $200 million in damage during its rampage through Central America.

At 7 p.m. (0000 GMT on Friday), the storm's winds had weakened as it moved inland, the center being located in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, the U.S.

05 Oct 2000 description

The former Hurricane Keith, that was downgraded on Tuesday to a a tropical depression, has gained a new lease on life with windspeeds reaching 105 kilometres per hour, the U.S. Hurricane Centre in Miami reported late Thursday.

The hurricane, which had wrecked havoc in Belize, southern Mexico and Nicaragua last week was reported to be situated 350 kilometres southeast of Mexico's port city of Tampico in the Gulf of Mexico.

It is expected that Keith will reach hurricane status later onon Thursday when wind speeds will exceed 118 kilometres per hour.

04 Oct 2000 description
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Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports

03 Oct 2000 description
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Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports

03 Oct 2000 description

By Jorge Silva

BELIZE CITY, Oct 3 (Reuters) - A weakening Tropical Storm Keith continued to dump torrential rain on the Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday, and threatened Belize and northern Guatemala with flash floods and mudslides.

Keith, a Category Four hurricane until it was downgraded to a tropical storm late on Monday, has killed five people in Nicaragua and forced thousands of people from their homes in Mexico and Central America.

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03 Oct 2000 description

Hurricane Keith, downgraded to a tropical storm,is passing progressively toward thesoutheastern part of Mexico,but continues to affect Belize. Nicaragua and Guatemala are also experiencingheavy rains.
The major issues based on the first information available and on experiencefrom previous hurricanes in that part of theRegion,are the following:

  • Interruptionofthe electrical system
03 Oct 2000 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0189
OCHA Situation Report No. 4
Tropical Storm Keith - Belize-Nicaragua-Mexico

02 Oct 2000 description
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Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports

02 Oct 2000 description
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Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports
Hurricane Keith weakened on Monday but continued to wreak havoc in Belize, where fierce winds toppled homes and ripped the roofs off hotels. As the storm swirled off the country's Caribbean coast with 75-mph winds, torrential rains caused streets to fill with up to 11 inches of water, and officials warned coastal residents to move inland.

01 Oct 2000 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0183
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
The Caribbean - Hurricane "Keith" and Tropical Storm "Joyce"