Caribbean: Hurricane Michelle - Nov 2001
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Hurricane Michelle caused massive flooding in Honduras and Nicaragua as a tropical storm, then swept through Matanzas Province in Cuba as a category four hurricane. The Cuban municipalities of Jaguey Grande and Perico were the worst hit. 80% of the houses in Jaguey Grande were destroyed and 400 are still under water. 100% of the banana plantations in this agricultural area were destroyed and 80% of the citrus crop. In Perico, most of the houses have been partially destroyed, and the cane, banana, and citrus crops have been devastated.
Cuba prepared for the worst as Hurricane Michelle attacked the island last Sunday packing winds of 217 kph. "We are afraid it will be our Mitch," said Dr. Virginia Huergo, Cuban Red Cross relief coordinator, recalling the devastating hurricane which hit Central America three years ago.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2001/0231
OCHA Situation Report No. 9
Hurricane Michelle - Cuba /Honduras
Hurricane Michelle, Bahamas
Ministry of Health Assessment Results Following Hurricane Michelle
The National Disaster Committee has been activated. Voluntary evacuation is taking place now in Abaco, and in high risk areas of other family islands and Nassau.
The Health Disaster Committee was activated at 1:00 p.m., a meeting was convened by the Minister of Health. The Health Command Center will be set at the Princess Margaret Hospital. The Public Health Department Command Canter will be set at the Ministry of Health.
The Federal Foreign Office has increased its humanitarian emergency aid for Cuba to DM 250,000 following hurricane "Michelle". The funds will be made available to the German Red Cross (DRK).
Hurricane Michelle crossed Cuba on Sunday, November 4 and left a path of destruction in her wake. "It was not until Tuesday afternoon that we were able to get back in touch with our local partner, Caritas Cuba," explained Jed Hoffman, CRS Regional Director for Latin America and The Caribbean. "We spoke to them on Friday afternoon, but the storm knocked out the phone lines over the weekend. Although people survived the storm in shelters, they need food and medical supplies and will need help in rebuilding."
Geneva, 8 November, 2001
Silver Spring, Maryland - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) is helping approximately 20,000 survivors of heavy rains dumped last week on northern Honduras by Hurricane Michelle.
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM
SITUATION REPORT #3 ON SEVERE WEATHER EVENT OF OCTOBER 29 2001
November 07, 2001
The emergency response to the October 29 rains is almost complete. Detailed house by house assessments have started. Only victims in isolated communities, shelters and acute cases being supplied with food. Needs and damage assessments are ongoing. The National Damage Assessment and Recovery Committee will be convened to plan recovery efforts.
1.0 THE EVENT
International Aid is preparing to send emergency relief supplies to help the victims of Hurricane Michelle, a powerful storm which killed at least 16 people and caused millions of dollars in damage in Central America, Cuba and the Bahamas over the past week.
By Zoila Sanchez
By Rosa del Carmen Aguilar
Baltimore, November 7, 2001 - Catholic Relief Services is preparing a shipment of emergency medical supplies to Cuba to assist victims of Hurricane Michelle, which swept across the central part of the island on November 4. The agency is also working with the Archdiocese of Miami to facilitate the delivery of 35,000 pounds of food supplies to Caritas Cuba for distribution to families in need.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2001/0229
OCHA Situation Report No. 8
Hurricane Michelle - Cuba /Honduras
DREF Allocated: None
Following the mid-season dry spell (canícula), the wet season has resumed with normal to abundant rains throughout the country, and prospects are favourable for the important second season (apante) crops planted in September and due to be harvested from mid-November. A dry spell in June adversely affected first season crops during the early stages of development. Some 26 000 farmers living in central and southern areas of the country lost an estimated 40 000 hectares of maize, 20 000 hectares of sorghum and 8 000 hectares of beans.
NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) - Bahamians mopped water from their homes and work crews cleared fallen trees from blocked roads on Tuesday after Hurricane Michelle battered the Atlantic island archipelago.
Power company workers restrung electric wires in the streets of the capital and prisoners helped guards fix a chain-link fence at Fox Hill Prison felled by Michelle's 80-mph winds.
Authorities said the Bahamas, a chain of some 700 islands and 280,000 people off the Florida coast, appeared to have escaped without any deaths or serious injuries from a powerful storm that killed at …