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20 Sep 2017 description

OVERVIEW

Hurricane Irma first made landfall on the northeast Caribbean islands during the early hours local time of 6 September. Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, St Barthélemy, St. Martin, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands were all affected. 169,000 people and 75,000 buildings were exposed to wind speeds higher than 252km/h. 5.5 million people lived in areas exposed to winds in excess of 120km/h. At least 37 people have been reported dead.

20 Sep 2017 description

Hurricane Maria arrives in a context where several Caribbean islands are still working to respond to the devastation and anguish arising from Hurricane Irma earlier this month. Taking into account the impact that Maria has already had on the island of Dominica, Télécoms Sans Frontières is ready to respond.

20 Sep 2017 description

The Caribbean has been buffeted by an exceptional number of intense storms and hurricanes this year. In the space of just a few days, Hurricane Irma has been followed by Hurricanes José and Maria, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. Hurricane Irma formed near Cabo Verde towards the end of August and, according to the US National Hurricane Center, was the strongest hurricane on record to form in the Atlantic Ocean.

20 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Este envío da continuidad a la ayuda ofrecida por su nación a la isla caribeña el pasado año tras el azote del huracán Matthew al oriente del país

Dos aviones con artículos de emergencia donados por Japón arribaron este lunes al Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí de La Habana, como parte de la ayuda internacional ofrecida a los cubanos tras los daños ocasionados por el huracán Irma, informó PL.

20 Sep 2017 description

Washington, D.C., 19 de septiembre de 2017 (OPS/OMS) – Los países del Caribe siguen implementando acciones de respuesta en salud con el apoyo de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud, que está desplegando Equipos Regionales de Respuesta y enviando suministros médicos y humanitarios a las islas afectadas por los huracanes María e Irma. Las lluvias fuertes y el viento continúan afectando las islas Leeward, incluyendo aquellas ya afectadas por el huracán Irma.

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

PROVIDENCIALES, 15 September, 2017 - Jay Deanne, a sombre 11 year-old, is trying to put a brave face on things, especially for his brother, Kennedy. He is now safe in the Enid Capron Primary School, one of two government shelters set up for those caught up in the terrifying hurricane, Irma, on the island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. But he felt far from safe while Irma raged, “I was very scared. There was lots of rain, thunder and lightning.

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

ANTIGUA, 15 September 2017 –UNICEF has rolled out a programme offering psychosocial support to children whose lives were disrupted when the devastating Hurricane Irma rampaged through the northern chain of Caribbean islands on 6 September 2017.

20 Sep 2017 description

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – More than 4,300 animals have been treated in northeastern Haiti at mobile clinics set up by Heifer International and the Ministry of Agriculture in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Teams are preparing to care for more livestock as Hurricane Maria threatens the country.

Natural disasters can be just as hard on livestock as they are on people, and many animals have been left injured, stressed or infected with parasites after the storm.

20 Sep 2017 description

Irma ha sido uno de los huracanes más poderosos jamás registrados en el Atlántico Oriental llegando a alcanzar la máxima categoría con vientos sostenidos de 300 km/h.

Mosquiteras impregnadas, lonas de plástico, herramientas para la reconstrucción, bidones de agua y "kit" de cocina e higiene son algunos de los productos que integrarán la donación española.

20 Sep 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Desmond Brown

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Sep 20 2017 (IPS) - As Hurricane Maria continues to barrel its way across the Caribbean, details are slowly emerging of the number of deaths and the extent of the devastation left in its wake in Dominica.

Maria made landfall on the tiny island of 72,000 on the evening of Sept. 18 with maximum sustained winds of nearly 160 miles per hour.

Hartley Henry, Principal Advisor to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, said he had spoken with the prime minister early this morning via satellite phone.

20 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, has made its first landfall on the islands of the north-east Caribbean on 6 September. It is significantly strengthening becoming the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic and following a path predicted to hit Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. Over the next five days, heavy rain, very strong winds and storm surge could affect all of these areas.

20 Sep 2017 description
map MapAction

This map documents the damage resulting from Hurricane Irma across the Salt Cay island to public buildings and infrastructure as recorded by the Department of Disaster & Emergency Management (DDEM) and UNDAC.

20 Sep 2017 description

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is convening a group of specialists from across the Commonwealth to examine how to “coordinate, create and shape a task force” to assist with mobilising international assistance to provide protection and assistance with recovery from the impact of violent storms and similar emergencies.

20 Sep 2017 description

The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France and the Kingdom of the Netherlands met on Monday with representatives from the Caribbean islands affected by hurricane Irma, as well as the UN institutions, to discuss the devastation the storm has caused. The parties decided to work together to do everything possible to provide the people on the islands with emergency aid and assist with reconstruction.

20 Sep 2017 description

Resumen

  • Cientos de miles de personas continúan afectadas tras el paso, durante más de 72 horas, del huracán Irma, que dejó daños considerables en las viviendas, la infraestructura electroenergética, el sector agropecuario, la salud y la educación.

  • Cuba aplaza por un mes elecciones primarias debido a las graves afectaciones ocasionadas por el huracán.

  • El Sistema de las Naciones Unidas en Cuba presentó hoy en La Habana su Plan de Acción para movilizar 55,8 millones de USD en apoyo a 2,15 millones de personas damnificadas.

20 Sep 2017 description

Hundreds of thousands of people remain affected after more than 72 hours of Hurricane Irma battering Cuba, which inflicted serious damage to the housing, energy, communications, agriculture, health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and education sectors throughout the country.

  • Cuba has postponed, for a month, primary elections in the country due to the emergency situation.

  • Today, in Havana, the United Nations System in Cuba (UNS) presented a US $55.8 million Action Plan to address the urgent needs of 2.15 million people.

20 Sep 2017 description

Washington, Sept. 19, 2017 (PAHO/WHO)— Countries in the Caribbean continue implementing critical health response actions with support from the Pan American Health Organization, which is deploying Regional Response Teams and shipping medical and humanitarian supplies to islands affected by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. Heavy rain and wind continue to hit the Leeward Islands, including those already affected by Hurricane Irma.