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21 Oct 2005 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Ginebra, 21 de octubre de 2005 - Mientras todavía se sufren las consecuencias de los diversos huracanes que han arrasado la región estos últimos meses, las Sociedades Nacionales de las Cruz Roja están respondiendo al huracán Wilma, la 21ª tormenta con nombre propio de la actual temporada de huracanes en el Atlántico norte, que según los expertos podría ser el huracán más violento jamás registrado.

21 Oct 2005 description

WTNT34 KNHC 211451
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HURRICANE WILMA ADVISORY NUMBER 25
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

21 Oct 2005 description

BURLINGTON, ON-As Hurricane Wilma batters the YucatanPeninsula, the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) is preparing to reach residents of Cancun, Merida, and Campache, Mexico, while continuing relief operations in the already deluged Florida peninsula. Expecting 10 inches to three feet of rain from the intense but slow-moving storm, CRWRC is ready to address needs for emergency food aid and temporary shelter.

21 Oct 2005 description

No. 189/05

On Thursday evening the Storting allocated an additional NOK 300 million for relief efforts in Pakistan, Central America and Africa.

International Development Minister Erik Solheim is concerned that the tragic situation in the wake of the earthquake in Pakistan may deteriorate into one of the greatest humanitarian crises we have faced.

- Winter is approaching. The relief workers are fighting against the clock. We all have an obligation to do whatever we can to save lives, said Mr Solheim.

21 Oct 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0181
Hurricane Wilma - The Caribbean

21 Oct 2005 description

Mexico City (dpa) - Hurricane Wilma inched toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula early Friday and battered the region with high winds and rains.

21 Oct 2005 description

UN/ISDR 2005/30
" What we are witnessing now in the Caribbean is an example of an effective working early warning system" says Salvano Briceño, Director of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. "The timely warning messages provided by the US National Hurricane Center have been immediately channelled to media that are alerting populations and to civil protection services which are coordinating the mobilization."

21 Oct 2005 description

Still reeling from the effects of several hurricanes which have ripped through the region during the last months, Red Cross National Societies are now dealing with Hurricane Wilma, the 21st named storm of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, which according to hurricane experts is the strongest hurricane ever recorded. Wilma, which is a category four Hurricane, is carrying winds of up to 270 km per hour. Weather forecasters are warning of possible flash floods and mudslides.

20 Oct 2005 description
report Xinhua

MEXICO CITY, Oct 20, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Hurricane Wilma has killed at least 13 people in the Caribbean and forced evacuation of 50,000 from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday before heading to Florida.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, said Wilma remained a Category 4 hurricane with powerful winds of 230 kph, and meteorologists forecast it would be gaining force in the coming hours.

If Wilma touches down on the Yucatan Peninsula, it is expected to bring heavy downpours to the beach resorts and western Cuba in the Gulf of Mexico, experts …

20 Oct 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

20 Oct 2005 description

OTTAWA - The Honourable Aileen Carroll, Minister of International Cooperation, today announced that Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency, will provide further support to help the victims of the devastation caused by Hurricane Stan.

"The people affected by this disaster are in desperate need of shelter, clean water, and basic household items," said Minister Carroll.

20 Oct 2005 description

Mexico City (dpa) - Hurricane Wilma threatened to roar into Mexico's Yucatan peninsula and its tourist spots as a devastating, top-speed storm after picking up renewed speed over the Caribbean.

Thousands were being evacuated from the region as the hurricane, packing top sustained winds near 240 kilometres an hour, spun slowly toward a brief landfall expected Friday. Wilma could cause "catastrophic damage'', said Max Mayfield, head of the U.S.

20 Oct 2005 description

by Monica Planas and Allison Ali

Still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Stan, a number of countries in Central America including Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua and Cuba are bracing themselves for Hurricane Wilma, which could be the strongest hurricane for this year's Atlantic Hurricane season.

Hurricane Wilma swelled into a dangerous Category Five Hurricane on Wednesday.

20 Oct 2005 description

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HURRICANE WILMA ADVISORY NUMBER 22
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

20 Oct 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0178
Hurricane Wilma - The Caribbean

20 Oct 2005 description

Washington (dpa) - Hurricane Wilma has changed course slightly and is now expected to make a brief landfall in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.
The storm has weakened slightly, but remains a powerful hurricane with sustained winds of 230 kilometres per hour. Wilma is a Category 4 hurricane, the second highest on a standard scale, but is expected to strengthen further during the next 24 hours.

While earlier forecasts had predicted that Wilma would not make landfall until reaching Florida, a new model now has the storm hitting near the Cancun, a popular spot for tourists.

20 Oct 2005 description

MIAMI, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma, which weakened to a still fierce Category 4 storm after breaking intensity records in the Caribbean Sea, prompted widespread evacuations as it approached the Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday.

20 Oct 2005 description

NEW YORK, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Several major forecast models on Thursday still projected that Hurricane Wilma, an extremely dangerous storm heading toward the Yucatan Peninsula, will strike Florida on Sunday.

20 Oct 2005 description

(Updates strength, position, adds White House planning)

By Jane Sutton

MIAMI, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma became the fiercest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded as it churned toward western Cuba and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday and threatened densely populated Florida.

The season's record-tying 21st storm fueled up on the warm waters of the northwest Caribbean Sea and strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane, the top rank on the five-step scale of hurricane intensity.

Oil and gas facilities in the Gulf of Mexico were expected to escape this storm, but …