Release date: March 11, 2018
Release Number: DR-4357-AS NR 001
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the American Samoan Government (ASG) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is now open in Pago Pago to offer residents affected by Tropical Storm Gita resources for disaster assistance.
Release date: March 16, 2018
Release Number: HQ-18-022
WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands through an extension of increased federal funding, including direct federal assistance, to the Territory for debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken as a result of Hurricane Irma beginning on September 5, 2017 and Hurricane Maria beginning on September 16, 2017.
- Tropical Storm ELIAKIM made initial landfall on the peninsula of Masoala in north east Madagascar at 6:00 UTC, 16 March, it has since tracked south along the eastern seaboard of Madagascar and currently is impacting the area between the towns of Andilamena and Ampasina Manigory with maximum sustained wind speeds of up to 82 km/h.
- Over the next 48 hours the ELIAKIM is predicted to continue to move slowly south, south-east passing over Madagascar's second largest city Toamasina at 17:00 today; rentering the Indian Ocean at around 00:00 UTC, 19 March.
Late season rains do not change projected Crisis outcomes
This coming week, the world will remember how tragedy struck Puerto Rico six months ago.
Hurricane Maria churned a devastating path through the Caribbean last September. The Category 4 storm brought sustained winds of 175 miles per hour, destroying homes, mangling power lines and severing communications throughout Puerto Rico.
As images began to emerge, they revealed the destruction left in Maria’s wake, signaling the protracted recovery to come.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Six months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, power and water have been restored in most communities, millions of cubic yards of debris have been removed, hospitals and other government services are open and bridges are being replaced.
Challenges remain, but the joint efforts of FEMA’s local, federal, voluntary and private sector recovery partners continue in earnest.
- Tropical Cyclone ELIAKIM made landfall on the peninsula of Masoala in north east Madagascar at 6:00 UTC. A second landfall is expected in Mananara Avaratra. Average wind speed is 100 km/h with gusts up to 140 km/h. and it had maximum sustained winds of 102 km/h.
- Over the next 48 hours, it is forecast to move south over central Madagascar regions, weakening. Its centre may reach water again on 19 March and move away from land. Heavy rain, storm surges and strong winds may affect northern, central and southern Madagascar and La Reunion over 16-20 March.
• Tropical Storm Eliakim makes landfall in north-eastern Madagascar.
• The weather system reached the Masoala Peninsula in Madagascar on the morning of 16 March, bringing heavy rains and strong winds.
Severe Tropical Storm Eliakim made landfall in the Masoala Peninsula on 16 March at 10 a.m. local time. The weather system is expected to make a second landfall in the district of Mananara Nord in the afternoon of 16 March.
StarKist Samoa made a donation of $50,000 to the American Samoa Government (ASG) to help in the Hurricane Gita relief efforts. Accepting the donation on behalf of ASG was Governor Lolo Moliga, Lt. Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga and several Cabinet members.
Yesterday’s depression over southeast Arabian Sea moved northwestwards, weakened into well marked low pressure area and lay over Lakshadweep and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea at 0530 hrs IST of 15th March. It is likely to move north-northwestwards and weaken further over southeast and adjoining eastcentral Arabian Sea during next 24 hours.
671,000 new arrivals are reported as of 15 February, according to IOM Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) Round 8 site assessment. The full dataset can be found here. The decrease is not a result of population return, but rather the use of a more detailed and accurate methodology to estimate total population figures.
Por Marta López, UNICEF Cuba
Todavía en el mes de octubre, miles de libélulas se arremolinaban en los cielos de algunos municipios de la provincia de Ciego de Ávila, en la región central de Cuba. Aseguran los lugareños que las libélulas se desorientan con el paso de ciclones y huracanes y quedan perdidas, confundidas, hasta encontrar su nuevo rumbo y seguir adelante. Así quedaron también las más de 9.485.000 personas directamente afectadas por el paso del huracán Irma en 13 de las 15 provincias de Cuba, el pasado septiembre.
- “Instituto ha sido un ejemplo como constructor”, dice alcalde de cantón guanacasteco.
- Obras están localizadas en los distritos de Fortuna y Bagaces y representan una inversión de ¢812 millones Diseños utilizaron registros de crecidas máximas de los últimos 50 años.
La Fortuna de Bagaces. Guanacaste.
- Monto total de los proyectos iniciados supera los ¢13.600 millones.
- De las 69 obras, ya se iniciaron 60 y 27 de esas están finalizadas.
Bagaces, Guanacaste. A un año del paso del huracán Otto por nuestro país, se han construido 15 puentes, reparado 158 kilómetros de caminos, 1200 metros de aceras elevadas en Barra del Colorado, Pococí, y canalizado 67 kilómetros de ríos o quebradas. Sesenta de las obras de reconstrucción consideradas con prioritarias ya están iniciadas y 27 de ellas, están finalizadas.
Drought continues in Southern Africa, while parts of Madagascar and Kenya are on flood watch
Due to poor rainfall since November western Namibia is in a severe drought. Conditions may worsen as limited rain is forecast next week.
In southwestern Madagascar, an uneven and inadequate rainfall distribution since the start of the rainfall season has resulted in severe drought. Drought conditions are likely to persist.
- A tropical storm is strengthening and moving south-west towards Madagascar.
- The weather system could reach Madagascar on 16 March and cause heavy rain and strong winds.