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22 Oct 2005 description

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HURRICANE WILMA ADVISORY NUMBER 31
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

22 Oct 2005 description

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Category 4 Hurricane Wilma Hits Yucatan - Florida Threatened

The center of Hurricane Wilma has been relentlessly pounding the areas of Cancun and Cozumel on Yucatan peninsula, Mexico Saturday morning with wind speeds near 140 mph with higher gusts. At 5:00 a.m. EDT, the storm's winds have decreased near 125 mph and some additional weakening is expected today while Wilma is over land.

21 Oct 2005 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

21 Oct 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

21 Oct 2005 description
report Operation Blessing

CHOKOLOSKEE, Florida - Among the downed power lines, water-logged streets, fallen trees and damaged roofs, residents of southern Florida are left to clean up the destructive mess left by Hurricane Wilma.

Fortunately, they are not alone. Partnering with Church of God, OBI has set up a distribution site in the Everglades fishing village of Chokoloskee, FL, giving water, ice, food and blue tarps to hurricane victims.

21 Oct 2005 description

The Department of Homeland Security is urging residents in Florida and along the Gulf Coast to pay close attention to the guidance of state and local officials and make preparations now.

"A top priority going into the weekend is that residents of Florida and the Gulf Coast are watching the progress of the storm and listening very closely to the instructions of state and local officials," said David Paulison, acting Director for FEMA.

21 Oct 2005 description

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) wishes to advise that the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has ceased twenty-four hour operations. However, the NEOC will continue to operate during the day to continue the coordination of the response and assessment efforts.

During the period October 16-21, the NEOC received 332 emergency messages.

21 Oct 2005 description

Still reeling from the effects of several hurricanes which have ripped through the region during the last months, Red Cross National Societies are now dealing with Hurricane Wilma, the 21st named storm of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, which according to hurricane experts is the strongest hurricane ever recorded. Wilma, which is a category four Hurricane, is carrying winds of up to 270 km per hour. Weather forecasters are warning of possible flash floods and mudslides.

21 Oct 2005 description


Conferencia de prensa que ofreció esta mañana Rubén Aguilar Valenzuela, vocero de la Presidencia de la República, en el salón Venustiano Carranza de la residencia oficial de Los Pinos.

-Vocero, Rubén Aguilar: Buenos días.

Está con nosotros Maria del Carmen Segura, responsable del Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil, que nos va a proporcionar los últimos datos de la evolución del huracán, que pienso puede ser de su interés.

Maria del Carmen, por favor.

-Lic. Carmen Segura Rangel: Gracias, buenos días.

21 Oct 2005 description

By NHC, Cayman Islands

George Town, Grand Cayman, October 21, 2005 ( National Hurricane Committee) - At 4:00 AM today (Friday, 21 October) Hurricane Wilma was some 317 miles west-northwest of Grand Cayman, continuing to move away and reassuringly, now north of the Islands' latitude.

However the impact of this powerful hurricane lingers locally, with cloudy skies, widely scattered showers and an additional one inch of rain being forecast for the next 24 hours, together with 20 to 30mph south to southeasterly winds.

21 Oct 2005 description

KINGSTON(JIS) Friday, October 21, 2005 - As Jamaica recuperates from the heavy rains associated with Hurricane Wilma, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is continuing to carry out its relief efforts islandwide.

Speaking at an emergency meeting of the Disaster Preparedness Committee last week, Director General of the ODPEM, Dr. Barbara Carby said foam pads, blankets, and utensils have been sent to the 11 shelters, which were in operation at the time.

21 Oct 2005 description

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WTNT34 KNHC 210841
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HURRICANE WILMA ADVISORY NUMBER 24
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

21 Oct 2005 description

NEW YORK, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma, considered an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm, was projected to strike Florida on Monday after hitting the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, according to all of the major weather models.

21 Oct 2005 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Ginebra, 21 de octubre de 2005 - Mientras todavía se sufren las consecuencias de los diversos huracanes que han arrasado la región estos últimos meses, las Sociedades Nacionales de las Cruz Roja están respondiendo al huracán Wilma, la 21ª tormenta con nombre propio de la actual temporada de huracanes en el Atlántico norte, que según los expertos podría ser el huracán más violento jamás registrado.

21 Oct 2005 description

The hurricane, already one for the record books, sends many Gulf-side Floridians scurrying inland.

21 Oct 2005 description

WTNT34 KNHC 211451
TCPAT4
BULLETIN
HURRICANE WILMA ADVISORY NUMBER 25
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

21 Oct 2005 description

BURLINGTON, ON-As Hurricane Wilma batters the YucatanPeninsula, the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) is preparing to reach residents of Cancun, Merida, and Campache, Mexico, while continuing relief operations in the already deluged Florida peninsula. Expecting 10 inches to three feet of rain from the intense but slow-moving storm, CRWRC is ready to address needs for emergency food aid and temporary shelter.

21 Oct 2005 description

UN/ISDR 2005/30
" What we are witnessing now in the Caribbean is an example of an effective working early warning system" says Salvano Briceño, Director of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. "The timely warning messages provided by the US National Hurricane Center have been immediately channelled to media that are alerting populations and to civil protection services which are coordinating the mobilization."

21 Oct 2005 description

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WTNT34 KNHC 212044
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HURRICANE WILMA ADVISORY NUMBER 26
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

21 Oct 2005 description

By NEMO Press Officer

Hurricane Wilma is moving away from Belize.

The government of Belize has declared the all clear for the country of Belize.

The tropical storm warning for Belize has also been discontinued.

At 6:00 am the centre of Hurricane Wilma was located near latitude 20.1 degrees north and longitude 86.3 degrees west or about 179 miles northeast of Corozal town 185 miles north-northeast of San Pedro, Ambergris and 218 miles north-northeast of Belize city.

Wilma is moving toward the north-northwest at 6 miles per hour (mph).