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05 Oct 2017 description

Focus on tropical cyclones on American continent “Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean” (NOAA, 2017).

14 Sep 2016 description

Latin America and the Caribbean is a diverse region and does not follow a single pattern of development. This Report is separated into two volumes which share the same narrative: the Regional Human Development Report – the first volume – covers the entire region, while deepening the analysis on Latin America; and this current Caribbean Human Development Report – the second volume – approaches the multidimensional challenges of sustainable development and human progress taking into consideration the particularities of the Caribbean.

29 Mar 2005 description

The ruinous track of Hurricane Georges, September 20-26, and the even more devastating path of Hurricane Mitch, October 23 - November 3, 1998. A category 3 hurricane when it hit the Dominican Republic, Georges caused extensive damage as it moved slowly over some of the most populated and productive regions of the country. When Mitch struck Honduras the following month, it was a category 5 (the most intense on the hurricane scale). Though Mitch lost strength inland, its heavy rains caused catastrophic flooding and mudslides while it was stalled over Central America.

23 Mar 2001 description

In September of 1999 Hurricane Floyd blew through the Bahamas with maximum sustained winds of up to 150 miles per hour, torrential rains, and a storm surge resulting in tides of up to 15 feet above normal. Two of the most severely affected islands were Cat and Abaco.

23 Feb 2001 description

UMCOR has sent an additional grant for earthquake relief in El Salvador. More than 1 =BD million people are homeless--nearly one-fifth of the population. This UMCOR grant will provide plastic sheeting, nails and other materials to construct temporary shelters in two communities that have received no other assistance. Please give to UMCOR Advance #911447-8 "El Salvador Earthquake."

21 Oct 1999 description

With Hurricane Irene dropping torrential rain on Cuba and Florida and the devastating flooding and mudslides in Mexico, the need for the Churchwide Appeal for Major Storm Devastation '99 becomes even more critical. In addition to these storms, funds will assist individuals, communities and churches as they recover from the May tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas, and the flooding from Hurricane Floyd in the Bahamas, North Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Please give to UMCOR Advance #982460-1. 100 percent of your gift to UMCOR will be used to help survivors recover.

13 Oct 1999 description

The following is a report on the arrival of emergency relief supplies in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The supplies were approved for shipment on September 30 (Thu).

1. Arrival of the Relief Supplies

Supplies from the JICA warehouse in the United States and Mexico were shipped to the Bahamas via Miami on separate flights, arriving at 7:00 am and 10:00 am, October 5 (Tue).

2. Presentation of the Supplies

A presentation ceremony at which the supplies were transferred to the Bahamas was held on October 5 in a reception room within the Bahamian Foreign Ministry.

05 Oct 1999 description

Secretariat of the Japan Disaster Relief Team

The following is a report on emergency relief (provision of supplies) to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas as authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at 8:50 pm, September 30 (Thu), after consultations with the Ministry of Finance.

1. Emergency Situation

Because the islands of the Bahamas do not have natural protection against rough seas and high winds, the islands suffered severe damage from a hurricane that struck the country in mid-September. Many hundreds of homes were destroyed, and the roofs of thousands more were blown off.

01 Oct 1999 description
report Government of Japan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1. On September 30 (Thu.), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency material grant assistance worth about 9,500,000 yen comprising plastic sheets, carpenter's tools and generators to the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

2. Hurricane Floyd swept across the Bahamas from September 14 to 15, leaving great damage mainly in the northwestern part of the Islands.

27 Sep 1999 description
report InterAction

Press Contact:
Shanta Bryant, 202-667-8227 x127
NGO Contacts:
James Bishop, Director of Humanitarian Response, 202-667-8227, x104
Stephen Hricik, Senior Program Associate, x106

24 Sep 1999 description


22 Sep 1999 description
report InterAction

Press Contact:
Shanta Bryant, 202-667-8227 x127
NGO Contacts:
James Bishop, Director of Humanitarian Response, 202-667-8227, x104
Stephen Hricik, Senior Program Associate, x106
The following InterAction member information is directly provided by each agency and is updated on a regular basis. Additional details of their activities are available on most individual agency websites.

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

21 Sep 1999 description


21 Sep 1999 description


Bahamas - Hurricane "Floyd"
OCHA - Geneva Situation Report No. 2
21 September 1999
21 Sep 1999 description

By Athena Damianos

NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) - Thousands of Bahamians were without power, telephones and running water Monday as the government dispatched troops and supplies to islands grappling with the rampage of Hurricane Floyd.

20 Sep 1999 description

"ADRA News Release" Contact: Beth Schaefer, News & Information Officer Phone: (301) 680-6355 Fax: (301) 680-6370 Date: September 20, 1999