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26 Oct 2005 description
report Cruz Roja Española

La Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja ha hecho un llamamiento por valor de más de 1.200.000 euros para prestar asistencia esencial a 70.000 damnificados por el huracán Wilma.

26 Oct 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0188

OCHA Situation Report No. 7
Hurricane Wilma - The Caribbean

25 Oct 2005 description

1019-05-105

WASHINGTON, DC - USAID is providing $100,000 to the Mexican Red Cross for the local purchase and distribution of emergency relief supplies in response to flooding and damage associated with Hurricane Wilma.

Beginning on October 20, USAID deployed a five-member team to Mexico to assess damages, identify priority needs, and coordinate with local disaster officials.

Hurricane Wilma made landfall in Cozumel, Mexico as a Category 4 hurricane on October 22.

25 Oct 2005 description
report Oxfam

The Farmworker Association of Florida, an Oxfam partner, examines the affect of the latest storms on area farm workers.

On Monday afternoon, when Tirso Moreno reached Immokalee, Florida, after Hurricane Wilma had blasted across this southern community of poor migrant farm workers, he summed up what he saw in one grim sentence.

"Immokalee is destroyed," said Moreno, executive director of the Farmworker Association of Florida, a local organization with which Oxfam America partners.

With winds lashing the rural agricultural region at up to 110 miles per hour, Wilma caused …

25 Oct 2005 description
report American Red Cross

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

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - Cleanup efforts began to day in Key West Florida as Hurricane Wilma moved out into the Atlantic, leaving behind major flooding and significant damage across the southern part of the state.

At least six million people are without power and some of the hardest hit areas may not have it restored for weeks, according to state emergency officials.

25 Oct 2005 description

NEW YORK - As monster Hurricane Wilma begins its trek across the Gulf of Mexico toward southwest Florida after a prolonged two-day pounding of Cancun, Mexico, the humanitarian agency Church World Service (CWS) said today it is prepared to respond with emergency aid and long-range recovery assistance in affected areas.

Wilma is expected to reach the Florida coast by late tonight or early Monday morning.

25 Oct 2005 description

Washington (dpa) - Florida residents faced a huge cleanup Tuesday after Hurricane Wilma ripped through the Sunshine State, killing at least four people, leaving millions without electricity and causing billions of dollars in damage.

Two men died from falling trees, a woman was killed by flying debris and another man died after a roof collapsed on him, The Miami Herald reported. Several other bodies have been found, but it was unclear whether those deaths were hurricane-related.

25 Oct 2005 description

BURLINGTON, ON-The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) is responding to the needs of people in Mexicoand Florida affected by the devastation of Hurricane Wilma.

CRWRC, having worked in the area twice before on an emergency basis, will immediately provide Yucatan families with roof tarps and clothing, and distribute maize, beans and oil. The supplies will be distributed through local Mexican organizations and churches.

25 Oct 2005 description

Working with Mexican government to evacuate tourists

The Mexican government and the Red Cross are leading efforts to provide assistance to victims of Hurricane Wilma in Mexico, but the U.S. government also is helping, says the U.S. Department of State.

In a fact sheet issued October 24, the State Department said the U.S. response is in the early stages, as flooding has hindered damage assessments. Personnel from the State Department and the U.S.

25 Oct 2005 description
report Oxfam

With five weeks still left in the hurricane season, large sections of Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Gulf Coast of the United States are reeling from the continued assault of multiple hurricanes and severe weather.

25 Oct 2005 description

By Michael Christie

MIAMI, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Southern Florida was reeling on Tuesday after enduring a four-hour assault by Hurricane Wilma that killed at least four people, cut power to millions of homes and caused billions of dollars in damage.

The storm smashed into the state on Monday as a surprisingly strong Category 3 hurricane with 125-mph (200-kph) winds, having fed on the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico after killing 17 people in a rampage through the Caribbean.

Wilma flooded the low-lying Florida Keys, then hit the mainland south of the fast-growing retirement city of …

25 Oct 2005 description
report Oxfam

The Farmworker Association of Florida, an Oxfam partner, examines the affect of the latest storms on area farm workers.

On Monday afternoon, when Tirso Moreno reached Immokalee, Florida, after Hurricane Wilma had blasted across this southern community of poor migrant farm workers, he summed up what he saw in one grim sentence.

"Immokalee is destroyed," said Moreno, executive director of the Farmworker Association of Florida, a local organization with which Oxfam America partners.

With winds lashing the rural agricultural region at up to 110 miles per hour, Wilma caused …

25 Oct 2005 description
report Direct Relief

Direct Relief International is monitoring the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma and has offered assistance to Florida state and federal officials to replenish medical inventories or provide emergency medical material if needed.

25 Oct 2005 description
report Government of Cuba

La Habana, 25 oct (AIN) La preservación de vidas humanas se confirmó como prioridad en Cuba al paso del ciclón Wilma, objetivo que corroboran más de 67 mil evacuados en locales estatales de esta capital, ya en casa sin ninguna incidencia.

Todavía se encuentran 26 mil 266 albergados, seriamente afectados por la penetración del mar, de un total de 93 mil 399 ciudadanos que permanecieron en instalaciones del Estado.

Esa cifra global contempló a población en general, estudiantes de varias naciones, del interior del país y familiares, pacientes y otras personas residentes en Ciudad de La …

25 Oct 2005 description
report World Vision

by Luis Armenta Fraire - Communications Director

25 Oct 2005 description
report Government of Cuba

Por Fidel Rendón Matienzo

La Habana, 25 oct (AIN) Pedro Sáez Montejo, presidente del Consejo de Defensa Provincial en Ciudad de La Habana, llamó hoy a acelerar las labores de recuperación del territorio, tras el paso del huracán Wilma.

Ante dirigentes del Partido, Gobierno, de organizaciones de masas y de entidades del Estado en la capital, el también miembro del Buró Político del Partido Comunista de Cuba urgió a impulsar el saneamiento urbano y el restablecimiento del servicio eléctrico, con énfasis donde acontecieron inundaciones.

Ese aceleramiento debe priorizar la atención a …

25 Oct 2005 description

Floridians benefit from partnership strengthened through record-setting number of hurricanes

Release Number: 1609-001

ORLANDO, Fla.