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25 Sep 2017 description

Monday, September 25, 2017 — In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Maria, the private sector continues to play a critical role in donating much needed emergency supplies and materials to the rebuilding effort on islands impacted.

Saint Lucian roofing and building supplies manufacturer, Brice and Co. have donated a sizeable quantity of roofing materials to Antigua and have followed up with another donation of water to Dominica which left last Friday 22nd September.

25 Sep 2017 description

Washington, 21 de septiembre de 2017 (OPS / OMS) – Expertos en desastres de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) están lidiando con las secuelas de dos terremotos de gran magnitud en México y dos huracanes de categoría 5 en el Caribe, enfocándose en los riesgos de salud que resultan de las emergencias.

25 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the hardest-hit Caribbean islands are beginning to recover from the devastation. Meet the children who are rebuilding their lives after witnessing the destruction of their homes and schools.

By Manuel Moreno and Marta López

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and COJÍMAR, Cuba, 22 September 2017 – From 6–10 September, Hurricane Irma tore through the islands of the Caribbean, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The category 5 storm was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean.

25 Sep 2017 description
  • Hurricane MARIA continued moving northward over the Atlantic Ocean as a category 1 hurricane. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge could affect the North Carolina coast over the next 24 hours.
25 Sep 2017 description
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Turks and Caicos sections for assessments with landmarks for reference.

25 Sep 2017 description
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Turks and Caicos sections for assessments with landmarks for reference.

25 Sep 2017 description
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Turks and Caicos sections for assessments with landmarks for reference.

25 Sep 2017 description
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Turks and Caicos sections for assessments with landmarks for reference.

25 Sep 2017 description
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Turks and Caicos sections for assessments with landmarks for reference.

25 Sep 2017 description
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Turks and Caicos sections for assessments with landmarks for reference.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Sea Mercy

13 Days that changed the Caribbean

24 Sep 2017 description
report Samaritan's Purse

Background

During the week of September 5- September 9, category 5 Hurricane Irma caused destruction on multiple Caribbean islands. St. Martin/St. Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, and Turks and Caicos experienced heavy wind and rain damage. After Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria moved through the Caribbean causing damage to islands such as Dominica and Puerto Rico. St. Martin/St. Maarten, and Antigua and Barbuda experienced less damage from Hurricane Maria due to the storm’s southward position.

HOW SAMARITAN’S PURSE IS RESPONDING:

24 Sep 2017 description

This week in New York I expressed Australia’s condolences to Caribbean Foreign Ministers for the loss of life and destruction caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with all people affected by the devastation.

The storms’ deadly and destructive impact has been felt in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Puerto Rico, St Martin and the Turks and Caicos.

24 Sep 2017 description

UK is providing a further £5 million UK aid package for Dominica, the island worst hit by Hurricane Maria, Priti Patel announced during a visit to the region.

The UK is providing a further £5 million UK aid package for Dominica, the island worst hit by Hurricane Maria, the International Development Secretary announced during a visit to the region today (Sunday 24 September).

24 Sep 2017 description
  • In Dominica, 100% of the country has been impacted by Hurricane Maria. There are 15 confirmed deaths and 16 persons missing. Power and water supplies have been disrupted and it is estimated that damage to housing is at 90%. The first preliminary assessment on agriculture sector is 100% of losses. Priorities in the country are oriented towards airlift and food as well as shelters. Curfew has been established from 4 PM to 8 AM daily due to security issues.

24 Sep 2017 description
report El Comercio

Agencia EFE

Un avión de la Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana (FAE) trasladó hoy, sábado 23 de septiembre del 2017, 14 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria a Cuba para apoyar a los damnificados por el paso del huracán Irma, informó el Ministerio de Defensa.

La aeronave, que partió desde el Ala de Combate número 23 de Manta, traslada paquetes de comida, vestimenta y materiales para dormir como cobijas, sábanas, almohadas y colchones.

24 Sep 2017 description

Saturday, September 23, 2017 — My Fellow Citizens and Residents:

With courage and resilience, our Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has braved two powerful Category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, within a span of two weeks, and we have come out of them without sustaining eithercatastrophic damage or loss of life. For this we give every praise, honour and glory to Almighty God.