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13 Jun 2005 description

by Eva Calvo

For five days, representatives from National Red Cross Societies in Central America and the Caribbean, as well as from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, have been meeting in Panama to review and update their contingency plans for the upcoming hurricane season, as well as defining coordination mechanisms between the different actors that will be involved in a disaster response operation in the region, in close cooperation with external actors and donors.

07 Jun 2005 description


Appeal Target: US$ 62,368

Geneva, 7 June 2005

Dear Colleagues,

Tropical Storm ''Adrian'' struck El Salvador on 19 May with winds of up to 150 k/h according to the National Service for Terrestrial Studies (SNET) of El Salvador and the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Waves along the eastern coast of the country increased by 4 - 6 meters above their normal size.

07 Jun 2005 description
report Oxfam

Salvadoran communities avert deaths, execute smooth evacuations in areas hit by storm.

On May 20th, Hurricane Adrian hit land in El Salvador with 63-mile-per-hour winds and heavy rain. The storm caused coastal flooding before moving into Honduras, leaving behind flooded homes and two dead.

Ever since Hurricane Mitch killed 9,000 people in 1998, Central Americans have been highly alert to the potential damage from another strong storm. Earthquakes in 2001 further raised concerns about natural disasters.

27 May 2005 description

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25 May 2005 description
report World Vision

Three Central American countries escaped major damage and casualties from Hurricane Adrian last Thursday and Friday - to the considerable astonishment and relief of their jittery populations who had braced themselves for a far worse scenario.

Communities where World Vision works in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras were mobilised ahead of the storm, providing a good test of the region's disaster preparedness.

Widespread fear of an impending catastrophe on the scale of Hurricane Mitch in 1998 - fueled to a great extent by speculatively dire media reports -- proved to be …

21 May 2005 description
report Xinhua

MEXICO CITY, May 21, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A nationwide work suspension in face of the threat of Hurricane Adrian has cost El Salvador about 12 million US dollars, it is estimated.

The National Private Sector Association (ANEP) said Saturday that the arrival of Adrian forced the suspension of work for half a day on Thursday and led to the absence of 20 percent of workers nationwide on Friday.

The most affected sectors were commerce, tourism, industry, construction, foreign trade, banking and transportation, said ANEP.

20 May 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors/countries:

Sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

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(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo (3) Congo, DR (4) Ethiopia (5) …

20 May 2005 description
report Save the Children

Westport, CT - (May 20, 2005) - Save the Children is moving quickly to assist thousands of Salvadoran children and their families forced to evacuate their homes by Hurricane Adrian, the first major storm of the season, which struck El Salvador in Central America late Thursday night.

The storm caused heavy rains and winds in San Salvador, the capitol city of El Salvador, destroying homes and forcing many families into evacuation shelters.

20 May 2005 description

Caracas (dpa) - Heavy rainfall in Venezuela has killed five people and forced 900 others from their homes, press reports said Friday.

El Nacional newspaper said a young man was electrocuted and another dragged away by a torrent of water in the state of Zulia.

20 May 2005 description

Hurricane Adrian battered El Salvador early Friday morning with torrential rains causing the evacuation of 14,000 people from low-lying coastal areas. The eye of the hurricane made landfall on the southern coast south of the capital of San Salvador, washing out roads and cutting off power.

According to reports from the U.S. National Hurricane Center, the hurricane hit with sustained winds of almost 75 miles per hour. Hurricane Adrian is the first recorded Pacific hurricane to hit the country. The storm is expected to weaken as it moves through El Salvador before cutting across Honduras.

20 May 2005 description

By Cristina Estrada and Eva Calvo in Panamá

Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala after the first hurricane of the season smashed into Central America late on 19 May.

At least two people died when Hurricane Adrian, carrying winds of 120 km an hour, made landfall on the Pacific coast, bringing heavy rains that caused severe flooding and landslides. Adrian lost strength as it came ashore and has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, heading towards Cuba and the Bahamas.

The Red Cross emergency response system in the …

20 May 2005 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Mil voluntarios de la Cruz Roja Salvadoreña participan en el operativo de emergencia.

20 May 2005 description

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WTPZ31 KNHC 200544
TCPEP1
BULLETIN
HURRICANE ADRIAN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 11A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM PDT THU MAY 19 2005

20 May 2005 description

WTPN31 PHNC 200400
MSGID/GENADMIN/NAVPACMETOCCEN PEARL HARBOR HI/JTWC//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING//
RMKS/

1. HURRICANE 01E (ADRIAN) WARNING NR 011
01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN EASTPAC
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE

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WARNING POSITION:

200000Z2 --- NEAR 13.1N5 90.0W9
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS - 050 DEGREES AT 08 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 030 NM
POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 070 KT, GUSTS 085 KT

RADIUS OF 064 KT WINDS -

20 May 2005 description

SUMMARY:

Hurricane Adrian, hitting El Salvador's west coast, was downgraded to a tropical storm today, but still caused flooding, according to news reports. The storm was expected to hit Honduras later today, where 160,000 could be evacuated.

Some areas of the country were experiencing rain accumulations and some regions could expect up to ten inches of rain, forecasters said. Flashfloods and mudslides were still potential dangers, officials said.