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05 Nov 1998 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Note: Fact Sheet #7a replaces

04 Nov 1998 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

04 Nov 1998 description

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tracy Geoghegan (202) 637-6206

02 Nov 1998 description

Press Release - SG/SM/6780
19981102
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General wishes to express his deepest condolences to the families of the victims of Hurricane Mitch and to their governments. His heartfelt sympathy goes out to all those who have been touched by this disaster. The Secretary-General urges the international community to show the utmost generosity in the aftermath of the hurricane, which has left thousands dead and several hundred thousand suffering throughout Central America.

02 Nov 1998 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
34 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

02 Nov 1998 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

30 Oct 1998 description

Washington October 30, 1998 -- The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports Mitch continues to weaken today. NHC has downgraded Mitch to tropical storm status. Early this morning, Mitch was still over land. NHC forecasters located the storm about 50 miles east-southeast of La Ceiba, Honduras, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

30 Oct 1998 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

29 Oct 1998 description
report American Red Cross

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28 Oct 1998 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

28 Oct 1998 description

By Dan Trotta

CANCUN, Mexico, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Hurricane Mitch, its winds down to 140 miles an hour (225 kms) held its position off Honduras early on Wednesday, with a western drift toward Mexico and Belize likely, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reported.

Hurricane-force winds and heavy rains of up to 20 inches (50 cm) from the sea-borne storm battered northern Honduras and caused evacuations from coastal cities in both Honduras and Belize, officials in both countries said.

At 1 a.m.

28 Oct 1998 description

Ref: OCHAGVA - 98/0333
CENTRAL AMERICA - HURRICANE MITCH
HONDURAS, BELIZE, MEXICO
OCHA - GENEVA SITUATION REPORT NO.3

27 Oct 1998 description

By Angus MacSwan

MIAMI, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Hurricane Mitch, one of the fiercest Atlantic storms on record, whipped the Caribbean on Tuesday with winds up to 180 mph (285 kph) and lashed the Central American coast with heavy rains that threatened to trigger deadly mudslides and flooding.

Mitch, among the strongest Atlantic storms recorded, was extremely dangerous and capable of causing "catastrophic damage," the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

It is significantly more powerful than Hurricane Georges, which killed more than 500 people in a rampage across the …

27 Oct 1998 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
34 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

21 May 1998 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Fiscal Year (FY) 1998 - Situation Report