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The Caribbean - Tropical Cyclone DORIAN update (DG ECHO, GDACS, NOAA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 28 August 2019)

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  • Tropical Cyclone DORIAN passed St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines on 27 August. On 28 August at 6.00 UTC, its centre was approximately 385 km south-east of Ponce City (Puerto Rico, USA), with maximum sustained winds of 83 km/h.
  • Heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge are forecast over the Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, and southern Florida on 28-30 August. A hurricane watch is in effect for Puerto Rico and a tropical storm warning for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and eastern Dominican Republic. Assessments are ongoing but no major damage has been reported so far. A number of people have been temporarily evacuated to emergency shelters.
  • The CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) is on alert. UNICEF, the French Red Cross and International Federation of the Red Cross have pre-positioned supplies and staff in the region. The World Foof Programme has logistics, emergency telecommunications and relief distribution experts standing by. DG ECHO continues to closely monitor the situation.