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02 Nov 1999 description

The central and western parts of the country were affected by hurricane "Irene" torrential rains and winds in mid-October. A number of victims is reported and mass evacuation of people was effected. Considerable damage to housing and infrastructure is reported, particularly in the capital, Havana, and surrounding areas. Emergency assistance for house reconstruction has been provided by the Government. A preliminary assessment of damage to the agricultural sector indicates that considerable losses have been inflicted to banana plantations, particularly in the Province of Havana.

02 Nov 1999 description

THIS APPEAL SEEKS CHF 1,160,000 IN CASH, KIND AND SERVICES TO ASSIST 3,000 FAMILIES FOR 3 MONTHS

28 Oct 1999 description


OCHA/GVA 99/0196
Cuba - Hurricane Irene
OCHA - Situation Report No.4
28 October 1999

1. Hurricane Irene crossed Cuba on 14 October 1999, with torrential rains and winds up to 120 km per hour, causing flooding along the western coast of the country. The most affected provinces were Havana, Cienfuegos, Isla de la Juventud, Pinar del Rio, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara and Matanzas.

2. According to the UN Resident Coordinator in Havana, latest figures are as follows:

22 Oct 1999 description

Please note that, due to the General Assembly and the International Conference, there will be no Weekly News published over the next two weeks - the next edition will be issued on 11 November.

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.

20 Oct 1999 description

THIS PRELIMINARY APPEAL SEEKS CHF 1,333,000 IN CASH, KIND AND SERVICES TO ASSIST 21,600 BENEFICIARIES FOR 6 WEEKS

19 Oct 1999 description

OCHA-GENEVA-99/0184
Cuba - Hurricane Irene
OCHA - Situation Report No. 3

15 Oct 1999 description

OCHA-GENEVA-99/0181
Cuba - Hurricane "Irene"
OCHA-GENEVA SITUATION REPORT No. 2

15 Oct 1999 description

Havana (dpa) - Hurricane Irene has left two dead and damaged or destroyed more than 150 houses, Cuban civil defense officials said Friday.

The officials said that two people who tried to cross a river were missing. The officials said the western part of the Caribbean island was the worst hit.

Problems of flooding and electric-power supply were reported around Havana and Matanzas.

Cuban President Fidel Castro said the western province of Pinar del Rio and the island of Juventud were struck hardest by the storm now battering Florida.

14 Oct 1999 description

By Patricia Zengerle

MIAMI, Oct 14 (Reuters) - The ninth tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season became a weak hurricane early on Thursday, threatening Havana and western Cuba and dousing southern Florida with heavy rains as it headed north.

Thousands of people were being evacuated from coastal areas in Cuba as Irene's winds and rains lashed the country and emergency workers were on maximum alert, officials said in the Caribbean nation, 90 miles (145 km) from Florida across the Florida Straits.

14 Oct 1999 description

OCHA-GENEVA-99/0180
Cuba - Hurricane "Irene"
OCHA-Geneva Situation Report No. 1

14 Oct 1999 description

ZCZC MIATCDAT3
TTAA00 KNHC 141445
HURRICANE IRENE DISCUSSION NUMBER 5
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL

14 Oct 1999 description

Washington October 14, 1999 - The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports the large area of disturbed weather over the western Caribbean Sea has spawned Hurricane Irene.

As of 5 a.m. EDT, today, NHC forecasters put Irene about 125 miles southwest of Havana, Cuba. Irene has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph which makes it a minimal Category I hurricane.