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20 Sep 2017 description

A poco más de una semana del impacto del huracán Irma en 13 de las 15 provincias de Cuba, todavía se contabilizan los severos daños a sectores vitales para la población como la vivienda, la infraestructura electroenergética, abasto de agua, la producción de alimentos, la salud y la educación. Se estima que la recuperación tomará tiempo y recursos aún no contabilizados en su totalidad.

20 Sep 2017 description

Over a week after the impact of Hurricane Irma to 13 of Cuba's 15 provinces, severe damage to vital sectors such as housing, electro-energetic infrastructure, water supply, food production, health and education are still being reported. Recovery is expected to take time and resources are not yet fully estimated. Severe damage to tunnels, pavement, bridges, causeways, airports, and main and secondary roads still obstructs the transportation of people and resources in Guantánamo, Ciego de Avila, Matanzas and La Habana Provinces.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Direct Relief

After weathering Hurricane Irma just days ago, residents in the Caribbean are bracing for yet another potentially destructive threat gathering strength in the Atlantic.

Hurricane Maria has intensified to a Category 3 storm and is expected to gain strength to a Category 4 before making landfall in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Maria’s first landfall is expected to occur Monday night on the islands of Dominica and Martinique.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

After completing a fact-finding mission in Cuba to identify those most in need, Oxfam is working with partners and Cuban officials to respond to the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Irma.

One of the most powerful storms in recent history, Irma killed ten people on the island and caused damage to 13 of Cuba’s 15 provinces. Oxfam toured the hardest-hit areas, finding collapsed roofs, flooded fields, downed trees and power lines, and a collapse of electricity and water supply systems.

19 Sep 2017 description

A. Situation analysis   

Description of the disaster   

Hurricane Irma impacted Haiti on the evening of 7 September 2017 into the early hours of 8 September. The eye of the hurricane passed north-east of the coastline of the country, creating storm surges on the north coast and wind and flood damage to vulnerable communities. The storm mainly impacted Haiti’s three northern departments.   

Summary of the current response

Overview of Host National Society

19 Sep 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time. Information bulletins no.1, 2, 3 and 4 are available here. This will be the last information update specifically related to Hurricane Irma.

The Situation

19 Sep 2017 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, September 19, 2017. CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) announced today that since its inception in 2007, it has made payouts of a little more than US$100 million to 12 of its 17 member countries – all within 14 days of the event. The US$100 million mark was reached following payouts under the excess rainfall policy of three countries – Anguilla, Turks & Caicos Islands and The Bahamas – as a result of rainfall from Hurricane Irma.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Salvation Army

CATEGORY 5-rated Hurricane Maria is passing through a swathe of Caribbean islands, many of which had already been severely damaged by Hurricane Irma. The storm, with wind speeds of 160 mph (260 kmh) has made landfall in Dominica, and is threatening catastrophic damage and storm surges in its wake. At present, the track of the storm means that the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Turks and Caicos islands are most at risk.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Tres aeronaves procedentes de Japón, Bolivia y Colombia llegarán este martes a Cuba con ayuda humanitaria para los damnificados del poderoso huracán

Tres aeronaves procedentes de Japón, Bolivia y Colombia llegarán este martes a Cuba con ayuda humanitaria para los damnificados del huracán Irma, un potente meteoro que azotó recientemente la isla caribeña.

19 Sep 2017 description

Over a week after Hurricane Irma’s ferocious winds and storm surge ravaged Cuba, people in the hardest-hit areas of the Caribbean island are still struggling to meet their basic needs.

Thanks to $320,000 from the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF), Oxfam Canada will help approximately 4,500 people in the province of Camagüey with immediate necessities. The storm damaged or destroyed more than 90 percent of the homes in the municipality of Esmerelda on the northern part of the island.

19 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On the forecast track of Hurricane Maria, currently a category 4 Hurricane, the center of the storm will move across the Leeward Islands late today and tonight, bringing heavy rain and wind to islands that were already impacted by Hurricane Irma.

  • In Anguilla, the Ann-Victoria Smith Polyclinic (Welches Polyclinic) is operational and will absorb patients of the Valley Health Center and Dental Unit which has closed due to major damage.

19 Sep 2017 description

In the central areas of the country, where basic services have not yet been restored, water provision with tank trucks has been increased and processed food supply has been set up. Shelter is among the most affected sectors. Central provinces of Villa Clara and Ciego de Ávila account for about 50,000 damaged houses. Joint work is being carried out in the recovery of damaged health facilities. Collapsed medical offices of affected communities are relocated. The number of affected schools has risen to 2,186.

19 Sep 2017 description

En los territorios del centro del país donde todavía no se han podido restablecer los servicios básicos, se intensifica el suministro de agua mediante carros cisterna y se establecen puntos de venta de alimentos elaborados. La vivienda se encuentra entre los sectores más afectados. Las centrales provincias de Villa Clara y Ciego de Ávila concentran unas 50.000 viviendas dañadas. Se trabaja en la recuperación de las unidades de salud afectadas, y se reubican consultorios médicos con derrumbe total de comunidades afectadas.

19 Sep 2017 description

Danilo Medina hizo un importante reclamo ante la ONU hoy. Pidió crear un fondo de solidaridad para la prevención y reconstrucción de países caribeños dañados por huracanes.

Irma no es caso aislado

Indicó que el huracán Irma no es un caso aislado. Tiene que ver con el cambio climático que daña la economía, el turismo y la vida de nuestra gente.

Participa en reunión sobre impacto del huracán Irma

19 Sep 2017 description

Las primeras acciones para dar respuesta a los pronósticos meteorológicos de estos días han sido puestas en marcha. Actualmente, el huracán María ha alcanzado el nivel 3 con vientos máximos sostenidos de 195 kilómetros por hora.

El evento meteorológico estaría acercándose a una velocidad de 19 kilómetros por hora.

La información fue ofrecida en dos reuniones sostenidas esta mañana y presididas por el ministro de la Presidencia, Gustavo Montalvo.

Lluvias abundantes y marejada fuerte

19 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam ya está trabajando para ayudar a las comunidades más fuertemente afectadas por el huracán Irma tras su paso por Cuba, en colaboración con el Gobierno del país y organizaciones locales.

El huracán que más fuerte ha golpeado la isla de su historia reciente, mató a diez personas y causó daños en 13 de las 15 provincias cubanas. Oxfam ha recorrido las zonas más afectadas, encontrando viviendas derruidas, campos de cultivo inundados, carreteras bloqueadas y un colapso de los sistemas de suministro de electricidad y agua.