Caribbean: Hurricane Bertha - Jul 1996
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The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is continuing efforts to improve its performance and efficiency levels as well as that of its partners.
Recently, the department in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) through the Regional Comprehensive Disaster Management Harmonization Implementation Project which is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), embarked on a training session in pursuit of this objective.
The three-day training focused on a Results-Based Management …
Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0189
THIS MESSAGE IS NOT AN OFFICIAL HURRICANE WARNING OR ALERT FOR ANY COUNTRY.
1. CARIBBEAN DISASTER EMERGENCY RESPONSE AGENCY HAS PROVIDED A SUMMARY OF DAMAGE.
- ANTIGUA BARBUDA: GENERALLY DAMAGE IS LOW. SOME TEN HOUSES DAMAGED. TWO MAIN RADIO STATIONS STILL OFF AIR. ELECTRICITY RESTORED. AIRPORT REOPENED.
- ANGUILLA: NO SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE.
- BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: DAMAGE ASSESSMENT STILL OUTSTANDING.
- DOMINICA: NO SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE.
WASHINGTON July 8, 1996 - In anticipation that Hurricane Bertha would pass over the U.S. Virgin Islands around noon today (EDT), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel and equipment and resources from other federal agencies have been moving into position near the expected path of the storm.
At 8:00 a.m. this morning, FEMA activated an Emergency Support Team at its Washington, D.C.
The situation in brief as of 8:00 p.m. Monday, July 8:
Preliminary reports from federal disaster response personnel in the U.S. Virgin Islands indicate numerous homes have been damaged, many of them still undergoing repairs from Hurricane Marilyn. All three airports are closed, and navigational instruments at the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico are operating only for emergency landings on one runway. Air traffic control has been turned over to FAA controllers in Miami.
Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0187
Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0186