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08 Sep 2017 description

Crisis overview

Hurricane Irma made landfall on northeast Caribbean islands during the early hours local time of 6 September, affecting Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, St Barthélemy, St. Martin, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and other islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The hurricane is passing over Turks and Caicos, southern Bahamas, northern Dominican Republic and northern Haiti on 8 September.

Forecast

08 Sep 2017 description

Este reporte es producido por OCHA ROLAC. Es preparado en colaboración con el equipo de OCHA ubicado en varios países y la oficina regional en Panamá. Cubre el primer periodo del 6 al 8 de septiembre de 2017. El próximo reporte será publicado en o cerca del 9 de septiembre de 2017.

Destacados

• Después de golpear varias islas en el Caribe, dejando a Barbuda y St. Martins casi inhabitables con daños catastróficos, Irma está pasando por Turcos y Caicos, el sur de las Bahamas, el norte de la República Dominicana y el norte de Haití.

08 Sep 2017 description
report Salvation Army

HURRICANE Irma has caused devastation in parts of the Caribbean, rendering the island of Barbuda ‘barely habitable’ according to Prime Minister Gaston Browne. The Salvation Army on nearby Antigua is working with the government to provide emergency food supplies to evacuees who have fled the neighbouring island.

08 Sep 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

The Situation

08 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC. It is prepared in collaboration with OCHA teams located in various countries and the regional office in Panama. It covers the first period from 6 to 8 September 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 9 September 2017.

Highlights

• After battering several islands in the Caribbean, rendering Barbuda and St. Martins near uninhabitable with catastrophic damage, Irma is passing over Turks and Caicos, southern Bahamas, northern Dominican Republic and northern Haiti.

08 Sep 2017 description
report CEDIM

Summary

  • $10 billion + represents the worst storm of all time across the Caribbean surpassing inflation-adjusted David

  • Major damage in dependencies of the US, UK, French and Dutch dependencies.

  • longest Cat 5 storm of all time across the Atlantic - Jose is on the way and expected to track through Anguilla and Barbuda causing additional damage.

  • Losses are upwards of 100% of GDP in Sint-Maarten and Saint Martin; St. Barts; British Virgin Islands and also ver high in Virgin Islands (US and UK).

08 Sep 2017 description

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Sept 7 (Reuters) - The eye of Hurricane Irma grazed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Thursday, rattling buildings after it smashed a string of Caribbean islands as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, killing 14 people on its way to Florida.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

08 Sep 2017 description

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti, 7th September, 2017 (WAM) - Hurricane Irma barreled toward vulnerable Haiti on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 10 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida.

With winds of around 185 miles per hour (290 km per hour), the storm has smashed through several small islands in the northeast Caribbean in recent days, including Barbuda, Saint Martin and the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, ripping down trees and flattening homes and hospitals, Reuters reported.

07 Sep 2017 description
report Humanity Road

Situation​ ​Overview

This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​report​ ​of​ ​early​ ​indications​ ​of​ ​impacts​ ​of​ ​Hurricane​ ​Irma​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Leeward​ ​Islands​ ​and​ ​also includes​ ​useful​ ​information​ ​links​ ​for​ ​islands​ ​in​ ​Irma’s​ ​path.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​based​ ​on​ ​initial​ ​reports​ ​from​ ​social media​ ​and​ ​public​ ​domain​ ​sources.​ ​Humanity​ ​Road​ ​activated​ ​its​ ​disaster​ ​desk​ ​on​ ​Tuesday, September​ ​5th​ ​in​ ​advance​ ​of​ ​initial​ ​landfall​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Caribbean.​ ​Situation​ ​Report​ ​#1​ ​was​ ​published​ ​on September​ ​6,​ ​2017.

07 Sep 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

The Situation

07 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

6 septembre 2017 – Alors que l'ouragan Irma s'est abattu sur les Antilles et les Caraïbes, le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) a prévenu mercredi que la vie de centaines de milliers d'enfants est menacé par les dégâts dévastateurs annoncés.

07 Sep 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates the tropical cyclone IRMA-17 path with low, medium and strong wind impact zones observed and predicted at 7 September 2017. The tropical cyclone path and wind speed zones were derived from Joint Research Centre data (Warning 33 issued the 07 th September 2017 at 09:00 UTC). This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITARUNOSAT