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31 Oct 2005 description

WASHINGTON, DC - In response to the damage caused by Hurricane Wilma, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $50,000 to the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for the local purchase and distribution of emergency relief supplies and an additional $9,000 for locally contracted helicopter assessments of the affected areas.
On October 23, a USAID Regional Advisor deployed to the Bahamas to join the USAID consultant based in-country.

31 Oct 2005 description

The National Works Agency (NWA) will spend $94.5 million on Phase 2 of its Disaster Mitigation Programme, as it intensifies work to alleviate the effects of heavy and persistent rains associated with the active 2005 hurricane season and beyond.

Speaking with JIS News, Petra-kene Williams, Acting Communications and Customer Services Manager at the NWA, outlined the extent of work to be undertaken by the Agency under this phase of the programme.

Drains and gullies in all 14 parishes have been earmarked for rehabilitative work. In St.

31 Oct 2005 description

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

28 Oct 2005 description


28 Oct 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors: Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Iran (3) Occupied Palestinian Territories (4) Pakistan (5) Russian Federation (Caucasus)

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Djibouti (4) Eritrea (5) Ethiopia (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Cote …

28 Oct 2005 description

Episcopal Relief and Development is providing emergency assistance to Florida communities affected by Hurricane Wilma. The Category 3 hurricane made landfall in south Florida on Monday. Fourteen deaths occurred and the hurricane caused an estimated $6-$10 billion in damages. Four million residents remain without power. Heavy winds up to 100 mph damaged homes, businesses, and other structures.

28 Oct 2005 description
report International Aid

Today, International Aid is responding to an unprecedented four disasters simultaneously (South Asia Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, Pakistan Earthquake). We are also are evaluating the need for assistance for the victims of Hurricane Wilma. I'd like to give you a brief update on each.

South Asia Tsunami: Our medical equipment and repair center in Banda Aceh is operational. Under a two-year agreement with the government of Indonesia, International Aid will train native Acehians to repair medical equipment.

28 Oct 2005 description
report American Red Cross

Written by Lesly C. Simmons , Staff Writer, RedCross.org

Friday, October 28, 2005 - The American Red Cross continues its response to Hurricane Wilma across Florida today, as power is slowly restored to some areas and frustrated residents turn out for food, water and shelter.

The number of shelters has come down from a high of more than 100 to about 25, as people are able to return to their homes or to move in with family and friends.

28 Oct 2005 description

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2005 - Hurricane Wilma is the latest in a string of major hurricanes to strike the US. Its strong winds tore a path across South Florida, blowing off roofs, shattering windows, and tearing down trees. In this active storm season, responders feel weary and, in some cases, have been slow to be on the scene following this latest hurricane.

Not so with United Methodists.

28 Oct 2005 description

Comunicado | Los Pinos.

En su segundo día de Gira de Supervisión y evaluación de los daños causados por el Huracán Wilma en el Estado de Quintana Roo, el Presidente Vicente Fox Quesada dijo que las medidas fiscales y los apoyos económicos anunciados ayer en Canc=FAn se harán extensivos a los empresarios que inviertan en la reconstrucción de Isla Mujeres, Holbox y Cozumel.

La meta, puntualizó, es recuperar a la brevedad los servicios y la infraestructura para que el turismo, que es la principal fuente de empleos de estos destinos de playa, vuelva y se reactive la economía a más tardar …

28 Oct 2005 description
report Government of Cuba

Por Fidel Rendón Matienzo

La Habana, 28 oct (AIN) - Expresiones de agradecimiento a la Revolución y al Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro se escuchan constantemente en la capital cubana, en el seno de las familias que sufrieron daños materiales por el paso del huracán Wilma.

28 Oct 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0193

OCHA Situation Report No. 8
Hurricane Wilma - The Caribbean

27 Oct 2005 description

Team will go to Cuba to assess damage, offer recommendations

Washington - Cuba has accepted a U.S.

26 Oct 2005 description

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

In Brief


CHF 220,000 (USD 170,276 or EUR 142,497) has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to begin relief operations in response to the hurricane.

26 Oct 2005 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has launched an appeal for more than 1.9 million Swiss francs (1.5 million $USD / 1.2 million Euros) to bring essential assistance to 70,000 people, affected by Hurricane Wilma. The storm ravaged coastlines in the Bahamas, Cuba, Mexico and the southern United States last week with violent winds and torrential rains.

26 Oct 2005 description

Two Florida towns directly in hurricane's path fared better than predicted.

By Warren Richey

EVERGLADES CITY, FLA. - This was supposed to be ground zero. But you'd never know it, talking to residents of this remote, low-lying community at the northern edge of Everglades National Park.

Dead in the path of hurricane Wilma, with a predicted 12- to 18-foot thrust of seawater that would have swamped many homes to their roofs, tiny Everglades City instead saw the storm surge stop at about five feet.