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Caribbean - Hurricane Dean Aug 1989 UNDRO Information Reports 1-2

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UNDRO 89/1620
CARIBBEAN - HURRICANE DEAN
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
4 AUGUST 1989

1. UNDRO/PCDPPP (+) REPRESENTATIVE IN ANTIGUA REPORTS THAT HURRICANE DEAN PASSED WITHIN 75-100 MILES EAST OF NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLAND OF ANTIGUA, BARBUDA, ST.MAARTEN, ANGUILLA AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS LATE LAST NIGHT TO EARLY THIS MORNING.

2. NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED AND HURRICANE WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED. HOWEVER, IN RESPONSE TO THE THREAT, PCDPPP MAINTAINED CLOSED CONTACT WITH CONCERNED NATIONAL AUTHORITIES AND APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS WERE TAKEN.

3. AT PRESENT PCDPPP ANALYSING AND EVALUATING MEMBER STATES RESPONSES TO THIS EMERGENCY. IN PROCESS ALSO IDENTIFICATION OF TECHNICAL PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED DURING WARNING PHASE ESPEACIALLY IN CONNECTION WITH COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT.

ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148

DPR 310 CAB

(+) PCDPPP (PAN CARIBBEAN DISASTER AND PREVENTION PROJECT, INITIATED BY UNDRO IN 1981 TO ASSIST CARIBBEAN STATES IN RESPONDED TO FREQUENT DISASTER THREATS IN THE REGION, AS RECOMMENDED IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION 34/18) 09AUG89-9790 PERKINS TN.TELEX.TEMP8

UNDRO 89/1636

CARIBBEAN - HURRICANE DEAN
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.2
9 AUGUST 1989

1. HURRICANE DEAN PASSED JUST EAST OF ISLANDS OF BARBUDA, ST MAARTEN, AND ANGUILLA WITH OCCASIONAL HEAVY THUNDER SHOWERS, WHICH RIPPED DOWN POWER LINES, DAMAGED HOMES AND SANK PLEASURE BOATS ON THIS RESORT ISLANDS BEFORE ROLLING FARTHER NORTH EARLY THIS WEEK.

2. HURRICANE WAS MONITORED BY RADAR OPERATED BY DUTCH IN ST MAARTEN WHO PROVIDED EXCELLENT CLOSE-UP COVERAGE OF MOVEMENT OF 'EYE'. PCDPPP(+) WATCHED PROGRESS OF SYSTEM AND WILL REVIEW EFFECTIVENESS OF RESPONSE AS THIS VERY NEAR MISS PROVIDES A REALISTIC SIMULATION OF WARNING AND MOBILISATION ARRANGEMENTS FOR EMERGENCIES.

ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148

DPR 310 CAB

(+) PCDPPP (PAN CARIBBEAN DISASTER & PREVENTION PROJECT, INITIATED BY UNDRO IN 1981 TO ASSIST CARIBBEAN STATES IN RESPONDED TO FREQUENT DISASTER THREATS IN THE REGION, AS RECOMMENDED IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION 34/18)