Caribbean: Hurricane Irma major impact and needs identified (14 Sep)

More than 3.1 million people remain without water service. Service has been restored in about half of the supply systems damaged by Hurricane Irma. Restoration of services depends mainly on the electric power system rehabilitation. Preliminary data shows severe damage to the housing sector. The hurricane damaged 95% of homes in Bolivia and Ciego de Avila´s Municipalities. The 13 affected Cuban provinces are concentrating their forces on the recovery of vital services for the population and on the evaluation of the severity of the damage. Territorial teams have joined specialized brigades from the least affected provinces and the population, which help in the collection of debris and fallen trees and the cleaning of streets

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