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25 Sep 2017 description

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA

Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Sea Mercy

13 Days that changed the Caribbean

21 Sep 2017 description

UK aid teams have been on the ground in Dominica to assess the devastation caused by the recent extreme weather in the Caribbean.

UK aid teams have been on the ground in Dominica to assess the devastation caused by the recent extreme weather in the Caribbean.

DFID field teams arrived on the island yesterday (20 September) to carry out a three day assessment of the impact of the Category 5 hurricane.

Initial reports suggest widespread destruction, with 90% of buildings damaged or destroyed.

21 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hurricane Maria, made landfall on Dominica on evening of September 18, 2017 as a category 5 Hurricane. The Princess Margaret Hospital is reported to be severely damaged and flooded. Dialysis service damaged, and the electricity is down. Seven deaths have been reported on the island due to the storm.

  • The hurricane made landfall on Puerto Rico around 6 AM today, bringing catastrophic flash flooding. Before Hurricane Maria made landfall, there were 172 shelters housing 9,981 occupants.

17 Sep 2017 description

(New York 17 September 2017): The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, today allocated US$10 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable humanitarians to help tens of thousands of people in need of assistance following the devastating category five storm, Hurricane Irma.

16 Sep 2017 description

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will allocate 30,000 euros as disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The island nations that were hardest hit and are in need of humanitarian assistance are Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser says a number of countries have pledged aid for the island nations. “Estonia is also responding to the plea for assistance to meet basic needs such as availability of clean drinking water or provision of medical care.”

14 Sep 2017 description

Public has donated over £650,000 since the appeal was launched on 6 September and the UK government is doubling any public donations made.

In the first week since Hurricane Irma struck the Caribbean, the British Red Cross appeal has raised over £1.3 million.

The public has donated over £650,000 since the British Red Cross appeal was launched on 6 September and the UK government is doubling any public donations made. For every £1 given, another £1 will be matched, up to £3 million.

13 Sep 2017 description

Media Statement: St. Lucia National Emergency Management Organisation

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 — The Government of Saint Lucia and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have pledged their full support to the recovery efforts of those impacted by the passage of Hurricane Irma.

Through the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), much needed emergency supplies have been made available to affected states and skilled personnel have also been deployed to assist with the restoration of utilities in those islands.

09 Sep 2017 description

MESSAGE:
Irma is currently a category 4 hurricane now moving into the Bahamas. Irma made direct landfall over the Turks and Caicos on Thursday September 07, 2017 with heavy rainfall and recorded wind-speeds of 150 mph and greater. Jose remains a dangerous category 4 hurricane as it moves closer to the Northern Leeward Islands.

09 Sep 2017 description
report Humanity Road

Situation Overview

This is a report of early indications of impacts from Hurricane Irma on islands in the Caribbean. It also includes useful information links for the islands impacted. 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 No 1 was published on September 6, 2017, and Situation Report No 2 was published on September 7.

08 Sep 2017 description

HURRICANE IRMA LANDFALL ON THE CARIBBEAN
SITUATION UPDATE FOR EMTs

DATE: September 7, 2017

Current Situation

Hurricane IRMA, a Category 5 Hurricane formed in the Atlantic during the week of August 25th 2017. A major Hurricane creating a multi-state threat; Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Dominica, Haiti, St Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, Turks & Caicos Islands and the Virgin Islands.

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

Washington, Sept. 6, 2017 (PAHO/WHO)—Countries in the Caribbean are deploying staff, activating emergency plans, and warning their citizens to prepare for Hurricane Irma, with assistance from the Pan American Health Organization, which has activated its Disaster Task Force and regional response teams throughout the Caribbean.

07 Sep 2017 description

Washington, D.C., 6 de septiembre de 2017 (OPS/OMS) - Los países del Caribe están desplegando personal, activando planes de emergencia y advirtiendo a sus ciudadanos que se preparen para el huracán Irma, con el apoyo de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), que ha activado su Equipo de Trabajo en Desastres y equipos regionales de respuesta en toda la región.