Hurricane Irma - Sep 2017Ongoing
As of 1 September, [NOAA]’s National Hurricane Centre (NHC), stated that Hurricane Irma’s centre was located near latitude 18.8 north, longitude 39.1 west at 5 PM Atlantic Standard Time (AST) (2100 [UTC]). Irma was moving toward the west at around 13 mph (20 km/h). A turn toward the west-south-west was expected by 2 September 2017. Irma is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, as maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph (195 km/h), with higher gusts; while fluctuations in strength (up or down) are possible over the next few days, Irma is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through the weekend. (IFRC, 1 Sep 2017)
Irma made landfall on northeast Caribbean islands during the early hours of 6 September, affecting Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, St Barthélemy, St. Martin, the Virgin Islands and other islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Thousands of people have been evacuated from at-risk areas. Irma is predicted to hit Puerto Rico in the night, before continuing to the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Turks and Caicos and southeastern Bahamas. There is continued risk of catastrophic damage from hurricane force winds, storm surge, and flooding in areas on Irma’s trajectory. Hurricane Irma is being slowly trailed by Hurricane Jose, which is moving very slowly in the Atlantic Ocean and is anticipated to affect the northern Leeward Islands. 49 million people directly in Irma’s projected path. (OCHA, 6 Sep 2017)
As of 13 September, OCHA reported that Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, St Martin/St Maarten, the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos are the most affected islands and that critical needs in supplies and support were being addressed around the clock. In the Dominican Republic and Haiti, local authorities are managing response and restoration to normal activities in the affected areas with local resources. Cuba withstood damage to 13 of its 15 provinces, reporting 10 deaths and damage to agriculture, water supply, and telecommunications. Humanitarian partners continue to work and coordination with regional organizations and local governments throughout the affected countries as needs assessments continue to reveal the range and depth of the needs caused by Irma. (OCHA, 13 Sep 2017)
- Hurricane Irma: Regional Response Plan for the Caribbean Region (Sep - Dec 2017)
- Cuba Plan de acción - Septiembre 2017 SP / EN
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (The Netherlands)
- British Virgin Islands
- Dominican Republic
- Guadeloupe (France)
- Martinique (France)
- Puerto Rico (The United States of America)
- Saint Barthélemy (France)
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Martin (France)
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Sint Maarten (The Netherlands)
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- United States Virgin Islands
Map shows the estimated walking and driving times to the two Grand Turk Water filtering centres from across the islands road network. This assumes that walking speed of 2 mph for this calculation, and driving at speed limit (providing minimum times and not accounting for stops due to road rules)
In an effort to coordinate relief for Guyanese nationals affected by Hurricane Irma a Guyana Needs Assessment Team today met with the Guyanese community in St Maarten. The group will travel to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands tomorrow to execute a similar mission.
The Team was warmly received by the Guyanese community despite the difficult circumstances.
Tropical Storms MARIA and LEE formed in the Atlantic. At this moment, TS MARIA is located 900 km south east of Lesser Antilles, with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. MARIA is expected to become a hurricane when it approaches the Leeward Islands early next week.
TS MARIA constitutes a potential threat to the area previously affected by the Hurricane IRMA.
El Gobierno, a través del Banco Financiero Internacional habilitó una cuenta para canalizar los donativos de instituciones, personas y grupos solidarios que desean contribuir económicamente a restañar los cuantiosos daños materiales que provocó el huracán Irma.
LA HABANA– El Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA), como respuesta al impacto del huracán “Irma”, lanza una operación de 5,7 millones de dólares que permitiría complementar durante cuatro meses las necesidades alimentarias de 664 mil personas en las zonas afectadas.
L’ouragan Irma a provoqué des ravages aux Antilles et sur les côtes américaines, faisant de nombreuses victimes. En Haïti, si les vents et les averses ont provoqué des dégâts dans le Nord-est, le pays a échappé au désastre redouté. Mais Handicap International reste mobilisée pour venir en aide aux familles les plus vulnérables, très exposées lors des catastrophes naturelles.
HAVANA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in coordination with the Government of Cuba, today launched a US$5.7 million emergency operation to provide food assistance for four months to more than 660,000 people affected by Hurricane Irma.
Irma - one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded - battered the Caribbean, including hundreds of kilometres of Cuba's northern coast, leaving extensive damage to agriculture, food stocks, electricity and transport networks.
Les secours de la Croix-Rouge s’organisent après le passage de l’ouragan Irma. Les spécialistes de l’aide d’urgence de la CRS interviennent dans la partie néerlandaise de l’île de Saint-Martin et à Antigua.
Partis mercredi de Suisse, les cinq logisticiens de la Croix-Rouge suisse (CRS) ont atterri jeudi sur l’île de Saint-Martin. L’aéroport de l’île étant fermé au trafic régulier, ils ont dû embarquer dans un avion militaire au départ de Curaçao.
Una semana después del paso del Huracán Irma, el labor para recuperar la normalidad en 13 de las 15 provincias de Cuba sigue intenso. Servicios básicos de salud, energía eléctrica, abastecimiento de agua, recuperación de viviendas están en la lista de prioridades. Además de recuperación de escuelas, carreteras y puentes, comunicaciones y TV, sector turístico y de agropecuaria que también fueron intensamente afectados, especialmente en la parte norte de la Isla.
One week after the impact of Hurricane Irma, the work to return to the normality in 13 out of 15 provinces from Cuba still intense. Recovery of health services, power supply, potable water distribution and houses are on the priority list. But not only those, as schools, transport network, communication systems, and industries of tourism, agriculture and livestock were also heavily impacted, specially in the northern side of the island. Damage and needs assessments are still on going and numbers have been updated on a daily basis as results have been compiled.
In a hurricane season that just will not quit, forecasters are keeping their eyes on three storms, including one threatening the Caribbean islands clobbered by Hurricane Irma just a little over a week ago.
Forecasters upgraded Tropical Storm Maria to a hurricane Sunday as the storm heads toward the Leeward Islands.
Maria is following the same path as Irma. Hurricane warnings and watches are out for some of the islands that that saw devastating damage from Irma, including Guadeloupe, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and St. Martin and St. Barthelemy.
Map shows an overview of the locations assessed by CDEMA for building structure, education and WASH. Assessment areas, ponds, settlements and roads are shown for reference. The numbers relate to a report ID that to identify the locations in the report against the map.
Map shows the main island of Anguilla with roads, cadastral sections and main settlements.
During the week of September 5- September 9, category 5 Hurricane Irma caused destruction in multiple Caribbean islands. St. Martin/St. Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, and Turks and Caicos experienced heavy wind and rain damage. According to assessments, the most urgent needs for islanders are food, water, and shelter.
HOW SAMARITAN’S PURSE IS RESPONDING:
Este reporte ha sido elaborado desde la Oficina de la Coordinadora Residente del Sistema de Naciones Unidas en Cuba. Cubre el período de las 14.00 del 15 de septiembre a las 14.00 del 16 de septiembre (hora local). El siguiente reporte será emitido el 17 de septiembre de 2017.
This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator. It covers the period from 14:00 hrs. on September 015th to 12:00 hrs. on September 16th. The next report will be issued on or around 17/09.
The Provincial Defense Council of Havana called for a general mobilization in order to collect more than 1.5 million cubic meters of solid waste that still obstruct the streets of the Cuban capital. An ecological landfill has been established to receive all the trees that were downed by Hurricane Irma in the city.
Un número significativo de comunidades en la parte este, centro y oeste de la isla han sido gravemente afectadas. La falta de electricidad y el acceso al agua potable son los principales problemas. Actualmente se está suministrando agua a la población a través de camiones cisterna y en algunas zonas se han conectado generadores para facilitar el funcionamiento de los equipos de bombeo y la extracción de agua de los pozos.
The aftermath of Hurricane Irma is putting the well-being of hundreds of thousands of children in the Caribbean in danger. The extent of the devastation to Cuba and islands in the Eastern Caribbean is beginning to become clearer as rapid assessments are underway. With high winds, heavy rain and storm surges, Irma caused widespread damage to homes, schools, health centers and basic infrastructure across the region.
Hurricane Irma put 2.4 million children at risk; of these 271,000 were directly affected.
Bogotá 15 de Septiembre de 2017. Durante la noche del 13 de septiembre, un equipo de la Cruz Roja Colombiana se movilizó a Catam para brindar atención humanitaria a 51 connacionales, provenientes de la Isla San Martín, afectada por el paso del Huracán Irma. Entre las personas que llegaron al país se encontraban 6 extranjeros de los países de Bolivia, Rumania e India, 22 menores de edad y 23 adultos colombianos.