British Virgin Islands
- Hurricane Maria - Sep 2017
- Hurricane Irma - Sep 2017
- Tropical Storm Erika - Aug 2015
- Caribbean: Drought - 2015-2017
- Hurricane Irene - Aug 2011
- Virgin Islands: Tropical Storm Otto - Oct 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Hurricane Omar - Oct 2008
- Caribbean: Tropical Storm Jeanne - Sep 2004
- Hurricane Frances - Aug 2004
Residents are asked to follow safety measures to ensure water quality and minimise the risk of illnesses.
Environmental Health Officer and Division Supervisor, Ms. Tianna Frazer said following the impact of Hurricane Irma, it is a possibility that water systems may have been compromised. She urged persons to use simple techniques to improve water quality until the Territory returns to a place of normalcy.
Governments in several Caribbean countries are starting to rebuild infrastructure, housing and communities after Hurricane Maria and Irma left catastrophic damage.
To help countries and communities respond, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is harnessing its core resources to support assessments, coordination and recovery planning in Maria and Irma-affected countries.
A dozen UNDP crisis recovery experts have also been deployed to the region and are immediately available to provide assistance.
Washington, October 13th, 2017-- Leaders and representatives of CARICOM countries and territories, and international partners, including the international financial institutions, and the representatives of territories in the region, convened today in a high-level round table on recovery and resilience in the Caribbean hosted by the World Bank Group (WBG), as part of the WBG-IMF Annual Meetings.
Eastern Caribbean countries and overseas territories continue to respond to two devastating category 5 hurricanes - Irma and Maria - which left a trail of destruction in Anguilla, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica and Turks & Caicos Islands. Dominica is one of the most affected, hence it remains a primary focus of humanitarian efforts.
This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 06 September to 13 October 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 27 October 2017.
Oct 5, 2017
Washington, DC, 6 de octubre de 2017 (OPS/OMS) – La Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) está enfocando su apoyo a las islas afectadas por los huracanes Irma y María en la entrega rápida de expertos e insumos, en particular para las islas de Anguila, Antigua, Islas Vírgenes Británicas, Dominica, y Turcos y Caicos, según el Departamento de Emergencias en Salud.
SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA
Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18th 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.
By Matthew Carter
The Caribbean is beginning to pick up the pieces after the recent hurricanes. David Dalgado, on the British Virgin Islands, explains what the Red Cross is doing to help.
Washington, Oct. 6, 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization is focusing on quick delivery of expertise and supplies to islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, with a focus on Anguilla, Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, and Turks and Caicos Islands, according to the Organization’s Department of Health Emergencies.
This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the first period from 06 September to 06 October 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 13 October 2017.
• Tropical Storm Nate formed on 5 October, travelling north along the Caribbean coastline of Central America towards the US Gulf Coast causing flooding and evacuations and affecting hundreds of homes.
Two Category 5 hurricanes - Irma and Maria - caused extensive damage and humanitarian consequences across the Caribbean, putting the lives of thousands of children in danger. While countries affected by Irma are gradually entering the early recovery phase, those affected by Maria remain focused on humanitarian support. 100% of children in Dominica require humanitarian assistance. UNICEF scaled its response in line with its L2 emergency response declaration for 21 Sept - 31 Dec 2017.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 — In the light of the mobilization to contribute to the recovery of OECS Member States impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the OECS Commission would like to bring to your attention the following operations completed on October 3:
A Venezuelan C 130 aircraft collected food and water supplies from Grenada to deliver at Douglas Charles airport.
A Venezuelan helicopter ensured delivery of food from the airport and the ports to the remote communities of Dominica.
Hurricanes Irma and Maria were the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. Pummeling everything in their path, the storms caused massive damage to infrastructure and agricultural land across a dozen Caribbean islands and displaced tens of thousands of people. At the 2017 General Assembly, the Secretary-General expressed his deepest sympathies to all who were affected across the Caribbean, and also the United States. A few weeks on, emergency efforts continue, encompassing food, water, shelter and medicine deliveries.
Bridgetown, Barbados , October 1st, 2017 (CDEMA) - As the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) prepares to exit the Virgin Islands (UK) some rehabilitative work was done on the Alexandrina Maduro Primary School in Baugher’s Bay. The remaining 14 member team, led by Lt Commander Graham Rocheford (Barbados Defence Force) re-painted the bathroom facilities for boys and girls and fixed the urinals and toilets that were damaged as a result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The devastating hurricanes that swept through the Caribbean last month called for a significant humanitarian response, and Direct Relief has been working to equip local healthcare providers with key medicines and medical supplies since they first made landfall.
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.
This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the first period from 06 to 29 September, 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 6 October 2017.
• At least 10 countries and 12 humanitarian organizations have provided vital supplies and resources to Dominica since Maria made landfall on 18 September.
The massive impact of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean was followed by Hurricane Maria, compounding humanitarian consequences and increasing immediate need for support. Dominica was severely affected, with ~20,000 children requiring humanitarian assistance. Dominican Republic is experiencing flooding, leaving 390,000 people without water. UNICEF activated its L2 emergency response from 21 Sept-31 Dec.