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CDEMA Situation Report #9 - Hurricane Irma - as of 9:00pm on September 18th, 2017

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE IRMA

Irma, the 9th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday September 5, 2017. With maximum sustained winds near 185 mph, Irma a powerful Category 5 Hurricane impacted the CDEMA Participating States of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Virgin Islands (UK), Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis and Montserrat over Tuesday night into Wednesday evening, September 6, 2017. Irma continued its destructive path and impacted Turks and Caicos Islands and the northern border of Haiti. On Friday September 7, 2017, the southeastern Islands of the Bahamas were impacted. A combination of strong winds, storm surge, intense rainfall from Hurricane Irma, resulted in the loss of lives, significant damage to homes and critical infrastructure throughout the impacted islands. The National Emergency Operations Centres (NEOCs) in the CDEMA Participating States, although severely impacted, provided an overview of the situation. The information shared is based on data gathered to date.

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CDEMA Situation Report #8 - Hurricane Irma - as of 9:00pm on September 15th, 2017

SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE IRMA

Irma, the 9th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday September 5, 2017. With maximum sustained winds near 185 mph, Irma a powerful Category 5 Hurricane impacted the CDEMA Participating States of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Virgin Islands (UK), Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis and Montserrat over Tuesday night into Wednesday evening, September 06, 2017. Irma continued its destructive path and impacted Turks and Caicos Islands and the northern border of Haiti. On Friday September 07, 2017, the southeastern Islands of the Bahamas were impacted. A combination of strong winds, storm surge, intense rainfall from Hurricane Irma, resulted in the loss of lives, significant damage to homes and critical infrastructure throughout the impacted islands. The National Emergency Operations Centres (NEOCs) in the CDEMA Participating States, although severely impacted, provided an overview of the situation. The information shared is based on data gathered to date.

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CDEMA Information Note #2 - Hurricane Maria - as of 7:00 pm on September 18th, 2017

MESSAGE: Hurricane Maria becomes an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane as it directly impacts Dominica during the next few hours.

Status of Hurricane Maria as at 5:00pm (EDT) September 18, 2017
Winds Speed Longtitude Latitude
130 MPH 9 MPH 15.1 North 60.7 West

THE SITUATION:

Hurricane Maria, the 15th named storm of the 2017 Tropical Atlantic Hurricane Season, is now a dangerous category 4 hurricane. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, as at 5:00 pm (AST), Monday September 18, 2017, Maria was located 15.1N and 60.7W, about 45 miles east-southeast of Dominica and 35 miles northeast of Martinique.

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CDEMA Information Note #1 - Tropical Storm Maria - as of 6:00 pm on September 16th, 2017

MESSAGE: Tropical Storm Maria forms over in the Atlantic. Hurricane Watches issued for Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat. Tropical Storm Warnings issued for Saint Lucia, Dominica, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

THE SITUATION:

Tropical Storm Maria, the eleventh (11th) named storm of the 2017 Tropical Atlantic Hurricane Season, has formed in the central Atlantic Ocean. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, as at 5:00 pm (AST), Saturday September 16, 2017, Tropical Storm (TS) Maria was located 12.3N and 52.6W, about 620 miles ESE of the Lesser Antilles.

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CDEMA Launches Online Donation Facility for Hurricane Irma Relief

Bridgetown, Barbados , September 15th, 2017 (CDEMA) - CDEMA is pleased to announce the launch of its online donation facility. Persons who wish to donate to the Hurricane Irma Relief fund may do so here.

Thank you for your kind consideration in helping the affected CDEMA Participating States recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.

 
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