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02 Jun 2005 description


UNDAC Teams deployment since 01 Jan. 2005 - to date:

- Sri Lanka-Earthquake/Tsunami

- Maldives-Earthquake/Tsunami

- Thailand-Earthquake/Tsunami

- Indonesia-Earthquake/Tsunami

- Seychelles-Earthquake/Tsunami

- Guyana - Floods

- Tokelau - Cyclone Percy

- Cook Islands- Cyclone Percy

- Dominican Republic. - Floods

- Indonesia - Earthquake


- Abu Dhabi - ODSG Meeting, 7-10 May 2005

13 May 2005 description

Yesterday the Royal New Zealand Navy Hydrographic ship HMNZS Resolution visited the Island of Pukapuka to deliver humanitarian aid and to provide technical and manpower assistance to the Island. Resolution is currently on a 6 week deployment to the South Pacific.

The Island is part of the Northern Cook Islands and was devastated by a number of cyclones earlier this year, the worst of which was Cyclone Percy.

01 Apr 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA -2005/62

OCHA Situation Report No. 5
Tokelau- Tropical Cyclone Percy
1 April 2005

This situation report is based on the damage assessment report made by the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team deployed to Tokelau. The full report is available on the OCHA Internet Website at http://www.reliefweb.int.

21 Mar 2005 description

By Blair Mayston of the Otago Daily Times

Statistically, it shouldn't have happened. Three cyclones swept through the Cook Islands in as many weeks in Feburary, cutting a trail of destruction that left residents and officials reeling. A fourth cyclone came early this month, and it proved to be the most destructive of all. New Zealand Red Cross field assessment specialist Douglas Clark left for Rarotonga was there when Cyclone Percy struck, invited by the Cook Islands Red Cross to provide training and a debrief in the wake of the first three cyclones, Meena, Nancy and Olaf.

16 Mar 2005 description

(New York, 16 March 2005): The UNDAC team has completed assessments in the islands of Mauke and Atiu in the Southern Group of the Cook Islands and confirmed that these islands are not in a state of emergency.

16 Mar 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA -2005/005
OCHA Situation Report No. 4
Cook Islands and Tokelau- Tropical Cyclone Percy

14 Mar 2005 description
report UN News Service

United Nations emergency assessment teams have found that two islands in the northern group of the Cook Islands were severely battered by Tropical Cyclone Percy late last month.

On one of the islands, all local food crops were completely destroyed, and there is only an eight-day supply of water available, according to the latest situation report by the UN Office for the Coordination …

13 Mar 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA -2005/0053
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
Cook Islands and Tokelau
Tropical Cyclone Percy

10 Mar 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA -2005/0051
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Cook Islands and Tokelau
Tropical Cyclone Percy

10 Mar 2005 description

(New York, 10 March 2005): United Nations emergency teams arrived in Samoa and met with the United Nations Resident Coordinator before heading to the Cook Islands and Tokelau to assess damages inflicted by Cyclone Percy.

08 Mar 2005 description

Australia is leading a United Nations disaster assessment team being sent to help cyclone torn Pacific nations, Attorney-General Philip Ruddock announced today.

An officer from Emergency Management Australia (EMA), a Division of the Attorney-General's Department, has departed for the Pacific nation of Tokelau, joined by environmental damage and disaster recovery assessors from Samoa and Papua New Guinea to advise local administrators struggling to review devastation caused by recent Tropical Cyclones Olaf and Percy.

Mr Ruddock said the inclusion of EMA disaster assessment …

03 Mar 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organisation and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

This information bulletin (no. 01/2005) is being issued for information only. The Federation is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time.

03 Mar 2005 description

Powerful Category 4 Cyclone Percy is still maintaining its southsoutheast course staying to the west of the Southern Cooks. Earlier this morning it sideswiped Palmerton Atoll causing only minor damage. Percy fortunately stayed far enough west to avoid doing major damage to the island. So the people of Palmerston have once again this season had an escape from the storm's worst effects as was also the case with Cyclones Meena, Nancy and Olaf.

03 Mar 2005 description

Tropical Cyclone Percy continues to travel south in the Cook Islands, after sideswiping Palmerston atoll overnight.

The atoll's 50 residents are reported to be safe despite the strength of the cyclone.

The Australian-Pacific Centre for Emergency and Disaster Information says although Percy came no closer than 160 kilometres from Palmerston, the next 12 to 24 hours are crucial.

At last report, Percy is forecast to maintain current strength or gradually weaken and then continue to gradually weaken thereafter before turning southeast.

Forecasters say the timing of the …

02 Mar 2005 description

The JTWC is now estimating maximum 1-minute mean sustained surface wind speeds at 140 kts near Percy's centre making Percy a Category 5 Super-Cyclone on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. Percy now lies 135 miles (215 km) northwest of Palmerston Atoll and is moving southsoutheast as 10 kt.

Fortunately, Percy took an 8 hour jog to the southwest earlier today which moved its trajectory a little further from Palmerston, but unfortunately, it is now jogging back southsoutheast tonight erasing most of the westward gain.

02 Mar 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0049
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Cook Islands and Tokelau

02 Mar 2005 description

New York, 2 March 2005 - The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is sending two emergency teams, one to the Cook Islands and one to Tokelau, to help assess the situation after Tropical Cyclone Percy.

02 Mar 2005 description

In the wake of the continuing devastation being caused by Cyclone Percy, Australia has increased its cyclone assistance for the Cooks Islands to $150,000 and is providing $50,000 to assist with recovery efforts in Tokelau.