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Weekly Note on Emergencies: Latin America & The Caribbean - Year 2, Issue 80

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HIGHLIGHTS:

HURRICANE PALOMA: Hurricane Paloma dissipated on November 9, inland over East Central Cuba.

CAYMAN ISLANDS: An estimated 90 per cent of properties have suffered mild to severe damage on both Sister Islands (Cayman Brac and Little Cayman).

HONDURAS: Only 10% of the USD 17 million requested in the Flash Appeal have been received so far.

COLOMBIA: Colombian Institute of Geology and Mining (INGEOMINAS) emitted last Friday an Orange Alert due to an increase seismic activity in the Nevado Del Huila volcano.

HURRICANE SEASON

HURRICANE PALOMA: After pounding the Cayman Islands, where it reached the hurricane category 4, Paloma dissipated on November 9, inland over East Central Cuba.

Source: National Hurricane Center

CAYMAN ISLANDS: Local authorities, lead by the Ministry of District Administration, Planning, Agriculture and Housing (DAPAH), have managed to control the situation and established a command centre at the Gerrard Smith International Airport. Impact in the Cayman Islands was mainly on Cayman Brac (population of 1500) and Little Cayman (population of 200). An estimated 90 per cent of properties have suffered mild to severe damage on both Sister Islands, including schools. The British Red Cross released an initial =A315,000 (approximately USD 23,500) to help provide affected people with food and shelter.

Source: Caycompass, IFRC

CUBA: According to a preliminary report from the Municipal Council of Defense more than 4,000 houses were affected and 262,712 people were evacuated. No injuries or death have been reported.

Source: Granma

HAITI: Haitian Civil Protection reported 89 victims and more than 150 wounded due to the collapse of the church school La Promesse on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince on November 7. Search and rescue operations are on-going conducted by Haitian, French and American rescue teams.

Source: Haitian Civil Protection

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