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27 Dec 1996 description
  1. This is the final report on this emergency, unless unforeseen developments occur.
06 Dec 1996 description

Disaster Bulletin 76358

- $150,000 Appeal
- 109,209 pounds of relief commodities valued at $187,149 scheduled for shipment by CWS early next week
- Estimated cost for shipment: $45,000
- Denominational support: $36,000

Thanks to the following denominations for support of this Appeal:

Christian Church (Disciple of Christ: $ 6,000
United Methodist Committee on Relief: $10,000

21 Nov 1996 description

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuter) - Tropical Storm Marco's threat to Jamaica eased but emergency workers remained on high alert for torrential rains Thursday as the weather system meandered in the Caribbean south of the island.

At 4 p.m. EST Marco was about 140 miles south of Kingston, at latitude 15.9 north and longitude 76.5 west, and moving very

21 Nov 1996 description

appeal no. 20/96 period covered: 14th - 20th November 1996

20 Nov 1996 description

MIAMI (Reuter) - Jamaica braced for a battering but Hurricane Marco weakened and was downgraded to a tropical storm as it crept near the Caribbean island.

The Jamaican government replaced its hurricane warning with a tropical storm warning and hurricane watches for Haiti and eastern Cuba were similarly downgraded Wednesday.

"It's looking a little ragged," Mike Hopkins, a meteorologist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, said.

Torrential rains of up to 15 inches were still expected to drive in alongside the storm, the center said in an advisory.

13 Nov 1996 description

preliminary appeal no. 20/96 situation report no. 01 period covered: 8th - 13th November 1996

13 Nov 1996 description

The following is an excerpt from HUMANITARIAN NEWS, Issue 5/96
REF: DHAGVA - 96/0486


Despite the terrible damage caused by Hurricane Lili, the speedy introduction of preventive measures, among them evacuation of over 270,000 people, averted casualties or major injuries.

11 Nov 1996 description

EAST GODAVARI, India (Reuter) - A brutal cyclone that struck the southeastern coast of India may have killed more than 2,000 people, twice as many as previously thought, local reports said on Sunday.

The Asian Age newspaper reported that more that 2,000 inhabitants of fishing villages were feared to have died in the devastating winds, rain and tidal waves that lashed the coast four days ago.

A statement issued on Sunday by V. Veera Raju, president of a local fishermen's organisation, also said 2,000 men and 150 boats were missing.

08 Nov 1996 description

This alert does not guarantee that an appeal will follow. To give your input, see contact at end of bulletin.

04 Nov 1996 description

By Frances Kerry

HAVANA, Nov 2 (Reuter) - Cuba said on Saturday it was not accepting part of a planeload of food aid for victims of Hurricane Lili sent by Cuban-Americans because packages had been adorned with political, ''counter-revolutionary'' slogans.

The government said in a statement published in the ruling Communist Party newspaper Granma that it had decided to accept ''all the cargo that does not have political inscriptions and suggestive, provocative and counter-revolutionary messages.'' This amounted to about three quarters of the aid.

01 Nov 1996 description

Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0474

28 Oct 1996 description

Preliminary appeal no. 16/96 information bulletin no. 01 period covered: 22-27 October