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31 Oct 2007 description

Between 17 and 21 August 2007, Hurricane Dean moved across Caribbean islands, causing major damage. It was a Category 2 storm when it crossed Saint Lucia, Category 4 when it crossed the southern part of Jamaica, and the Belizean key islands endured winds reaching 165 km/h, or a Category 4 storm. There were more than 12 deaths on the islands of Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Saint Lucia, and in Mexico. Damage to the Lesser Antilles, however, was not as severe as predicted.

The hurricane hit Jamaica just as the country was preparing to elect a new prime minister.

31 Aug 2007 description
report Samaritan's Purse

Teams working with Samaritan's Purse are helping more than 10,000 people in 27 communities that were devastated when Hurricane Dean ripped through Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.

As Dean moved out of the Yucatán, leaving behind a wide swath of destruction, Samaritan's Purse quickly moved in with vital relief supplies. We initially distributed 170 food packages in the town of Santa Maria.

22 Aug 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Tim Ledwith

NEW YORK, USA, 22 August 2007 - UNICEF and its humanitarian partners in the Caribbean region are taking action to protect children and families from the after-effects of Hurricane Dean in Jamaica, Mexico's Yucatan peninsula and other areas battered by the storm in recent days.

The hurricane, which has moved into the Gulf of Mexico, weakened after crossing land but is still expected to bring high winds and rain to central Mexico.

Early yesterday, as a Category 5 storm, it struck the Yucatan peninsula near the city of Chetumal.

21 Aug 2007 description

Dean, moving west from Jamaica, is expected to hit the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula early Tuesday morning.

By Eloise Quintanilla | Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico - The usually lively Playa del Carmen, on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, was silent and sober today as authorities evacuated tourists, shopkeepers boarded up windows, and families stocked up on food and water in anticipation of hurricane Dean, a Category 4 storm, making landfall.

Hurricane Dean is the first hurricane of the 2007 Atlantic storm season, and Mexican authorities …

21 Aug 2007 description

Silver Spring, Maryland - When Hurricane Dean struck the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula early Tuesday morning, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) was ready to respond, with ADRA offices throughout Central America and the Caribbean having initiated preparations well before the June 1 start of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Hurricane Dean, the first hurricane of the official season, transformed into a category five storm with winds reaching speeds of up to 165 miles per hour as it made landfall in Mexico early this morning.

21 Aug 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Tim Ledwith

NEW YORK, USA, 21 August 2007 - UNICEF and its humanitarian partners in the Caribbean region are taking action to protect children and families from the effects of Hurricane Dean, as Jamaica picks up the pieces from a battering it took on Sunday and Mexico feels Dean's fierce impact today.

The hurricane, which had intensified into a Category 5 storm, struck the Yucatan peninsula near the city of Chetumal early this morning, local time.

20 Aug 2007 description
report Caritas

Suite aux très importants dégâts provoqués en Martinique par le cyclone Dean, le Secours Catholique a débloqué ce matin une première aide financière d'urgence de 50 000 euros, au profit des sinistrés.

Dès ce soir, une équipe de coordination regroupant deux personnes venues de Paris et plusieurs membres de la délégation de l'association en Martinique va mettre en place une cellule de crise à Fort de France.

20 Aug 2007 description

The Disaster:

Hurricane Dean, the first hurricane of the 2007 Atlantic season, entered the eastern Caribbean on Friday, August 17, bringing torrential downpours and intense winds to the islands of St. Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, and Guadalupe.

Over the weekend, the steadily intensifying hurricane hit southern Haiti and the island of Jamaica, damaging rooftops and flooding streets throughout the poverty-stricken countries.

A state of emergency was issued in Jamaica after Hurricane Dean's category 4 winds pummeled the southern coast late Sunday, August 19, with winds up to 140 …

20 Aug 2007 description


This situation report is based on information from hurricane watch centres, UN Agencies, Regional OCHA Office in Panama and CDERA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency)

HIGHLIGHTS

Hurricane Dean has been upgraded to a category 5 as it is expected to make landfall on the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico, very early Tuesday morning.

Hurricane warnings are in effect for the east coast of Central America from the border of Guatemala and Belize.

20 Aug 2007 description

NEW YORK, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Hurricane Dean, the Atlantic season's first major storm, was heading toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as it continued to track west across the Caribbean, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.

Dean passed just south of Jamaica Sunday with wind speeds near 150 miles per hour (240 kph), buffeting the island with heavy winds and rain.

At 5 p.m.

19 Aug 2007 description

Washington_(dpa) _ Hurricane Dean, the first big Atlantic storm of the season, pounded Jamaica overnight Sunday as it rolled through the Caribbean on a path for Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.

Rated by the US National Weather Service at Category 4, the second highest rating on the hurricane severity scale, with maximum sustained winds near 230 kilometres per hour and higher gusts.

16 Jul 2005 description

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HURRICANE EMILY ADVISORY NUMBER 23
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

16 Jul 2005 description

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HURRICANE EMILY ADVISORY NUMBER 24
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

29 Sep 2004 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.

In Brief

Appeal No. 21/2004; Operations Update no.

24 Sep 2004 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.

In Brief

Appeal No. 21/2004; Operations Update no.