286 languages in addition to Spanish
2.5 million people speak a variety of Mayan languages
Most widely spoken indigenous language: Nahuatl
Over 1.3 million speakers
Approx. 15% of them (mostly women) are monolingual
Tropical Cyclone MARIA-17 : Path and Wind Speed Zones (as of 18 September 2017)
This map illustrates the tropical cyclone MARIA-17 path with low, medium and strong wind impact zones observed and predicted at 18 September 2017. The tropical cyclone path and wind speed zones were derived from Joint Research Centre data (Warning 8 issued the 18 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.
Damage Assessment in South Caicos Island
Satellite Detected Waters in Barbuda Island
NWS Summary: At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Maria was located near latitude 17.9 North, longitude 65.6 West. Maria is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). A west-northwest to northwest motion is expected to continue through today, followed by a northwestward motion on Thursday. On the forecast track the eye of Maria will make landfall in Puerto Rico in a couple of hours, cross Puerto Rico today, and pass just north of the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic tonight and Thursday. Maximum sustained winds are near 155 mph (250 km/h) with higher gusts.
Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, has made its first landfall on the islands of the north-east Caribbean on 6 September. It is significantly strengthening becoming the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic and following a path predicted to hit Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. Over the next five days, heavy rain, very strong winds and storm surge could affect all of these areas.
This map documents the damage resulting from Hurricane Irma across the Salt Cay island to public buildings and infrastructure as recorded by the Department of Disaster & Emergency Management (DDEM) and UNDAC.
16,223 Total Households Exposed
$2.6 Billion Total Capital Exposure
51,916 Total Population Exposed
Population, capital expense, and household estimated calculated by the PDC GEM model and based on area exposed to peak wind gusts greater than 104 mph (Widespread Damage and greater) as identified by TAOS.