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Tropical Weather

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The mission of this working group is to focus on discussions about events that occur as a result of tropical weather.

Working Group email address:

tropical_weather@mphise.net

Tropical Weather Outlook

Tropical Weather Outlook

Martelly and Lamothe Met with Parliamentarians Yesterday

haitilibre.com - October 28, 2012

After his overflight assessment of the situation (by helicopter), the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe accompanied of President Michel Martelly, met Saturday the parliamentarians in Port-au-Prince, about the crisis that confronts Haiti after the passage of Sandy After this meeting, the Prime Minister at a press conference explained "[...] As you know, this morning I appealed to national solidarity because it is important that the powers are harmonized, to be able to manage the current crisis we are experiencing and that we will continue to live, because we have a provisional toll of 200,000 victims affected and 44 casualties and this is a record that will certainly increase.

We have several cities, which are cut off from the rest of the country, which are flooded, as Léogâne, Petit-Goâve and Grand-Goâve. There are many problems in Les Cayes where many gardens are lost, Côtes de Fer is under water, we are facing a major crisis.

Urgent Help for Gonaives

From: georges valme <redacted>
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 13:15:28 -0700 (PDT)
To: Albert Gomez<redacted>
ReplyTo: georges valme <redacted>
Cc: Michel Morisset<redacted>
Subject: urgent help for Gonaive 
Hello Albert
I want to intoduce to you Pastor Morisset and also thank you for the donation of 4 containers of water, however I am still looking for someone to pay for the shipping.
Everything is inondated and there is no food available, Eben Ezer is the last hope of thousand of people and usually Paster Morisset has always find a way to feed them and provide shelter until a normal life return.
As you stated that you can get food donations directly from Port-au-Prince to the Mission, please help us and if possible can you contact pastor Morisset by email or his phone number is: <redacted> 

Georges Valme

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Video - Eben-Ezer Mission, Haiti 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdb-zgm-_Qg

Situation Report - Vodrey

submitted by Sabina Carlson - October 26, 2012

      

One of the houses washed away by the river (LOGIN TO SEE .PDF ATTACHMENT BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS)

Update on Damage in Vodrey: Post-Sandy

Vodrey is a community on the outskirts of Port au Prince which has upheld a commitment to organic agriculture for over 2 decades. A community of just over 1,000 people, the residents depend on cultivating and selling organic plantains, peas, corn, and other vegetables to local markets.  The community lies on the banks of the Riviere Grise, which in normal times is a blessing to the community, providing them with readily available water to irrigate their crops.

However, over the years, the river has been changing its course, coming closer to the community every yearas it eats away at its banks. There is nothing to protect the riverbank from erosion, although the community has tried to plant bamboo in an effort to preserve the bank.

EMERGENCY: Hurricane Sandy Damages Gran Sous Water Facility

submitted by Chad W. Bissonnette

http://www.rootsofdevelopment.org/blog/ - October 26, 2012

HURRICANE SANDY has caused serious damage to the Gran Sous water facility, which captures and treats the largest water source on all of La Gonave (population 120,000). The facility, which was our first project ever, weathered the 2010 earthquake and other major hurricanes, but didn’t make it through this one and we need your help!

At the moment there is a single 18,000-liter tank full of treated water that will be rationed off to the community at one bucket per household. After that, it is unclear where the community will get their drinking water or even bathing water. Rain falling further up the mountain gathered volume and strength as it descended through the ravine leading up to the water facility in Gran Sous. The river of rainwater crashed over and around the protective wall, destroying the structure protecting the spring and dislodging some of the heavy iron piping.

Report from Direct Relief International (DRI) - Hurricane Sandy Floods Hospitals in Haiti

directrelief.org - by Andrew MacCalla - October 25, 2012

Staff and partners in Haiti are reporting  heavy rains, winds, and flooding as a result of Hurricane Sandy, which has reached Category 2 status. Direct Relief has reached out to its partners in the affected areas to offer medical assistance as needed.

All four partners in Haiti who received Direct Relief’s Hurricane Modules at the beginning of hurricane season (June 1) have been advised to use them as needed and two additional modules located in the Direct Relief warehouse on the ground in Haiti have been made available to any other affected partners. The modules contain enough medicine to support up to 5,000 people for one month. Recently arrived shipments to Haiti containing hundreds of liters of IV fluids are also available to anyone in need.

Situation Report - Visitation Hospital - Petite Riviere de Nippes

submitted by Art Judy

      

vhfhaiti.blogspot.com - October 26, 2012

 . . . the upper part of Visitation Clinic's road is washed out and impassable for 4-wheel vehicles.  Our latest email brings this:  "Flooding increase in town and access to the clinic becomes worse. Despite of that, we are open to receive emergency patients and we received this morning a baby of 4 months who was really bad and couldn't breath, we did the best for him and he's feeling better now but we do keep him for a while and will tranfer him later" . . .

(READ FULL REPORT)

Visitation Hospital - http://www.visitationhospital.org/about-us

Sandy - First Impacts - Haiti - Tropical Weather

haitilibre.com - October 25, 2012

First impacts

Department of South heavy rains and winds on all municipalities, the General Hospital in Les Cayes was flooded. On the night of October 23 to 24, a woman in her forties, drowned while trying to cross a river in flood at Camp Perrin, one also reported a loss of life in Côteaux. The section of road between Les Cayes and Jérémie is cut.

Nippes Department the river Duverger is in flood (4th communal section Fond des Nègres), the winds destroyed the tents of health center of Baradères, the CTU is in trouble and the town flooded, he Department of Health, South, PAHO, Handicap et Solidarité support the center for the care of 39 patients. Increase in level of the river Aux Pins.

Department of Southeast winds and sea agitated. The civil protection agents found an early flood to Carrefour Marin.

Department of Grand'Anse heavy rains, moderate winds except to Beaumont where the winds are strong, the rivers Glace, Grand Anse, Dame Marie and Voldrogue are flooding. In Jérémie two houses were washed away, ten to Lady Mary as well as heads of cattle.

Tropical Weather Outlook - 11:00 PM EDT WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24, 2012

Tropical Weather Outlook - 11:00 PM EDT WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24, 2012
(SEE LINK - TROPICAL CYCLONE STATUS UPDATES - FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION)

HURRICANE SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER  11
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR HAITI

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN 24
TO 36 HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO
140 MILES...220 KM

RAINFALL...SANDY IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 6
TO 12 INCHES ACROSS JAMAICA...HAITI...THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND
EASTERN CUBA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 20 INCHES POSSIBLE.
THESE RAINS MAY PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD
SLIDES...ESPECIALLY IN AREAS OF MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN

 

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HURRICANE SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER  11

NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL182012

1100 PM EDT WED OCT 24 2012

 

...EYE OF SANDY APPROACHING THE COAST OF SOUTHEASTERN CUBA...

...COULD BECOME A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE BEFORE LANDFALL...

 

 

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION

Tropical Weather Outlook

Haiti: Isaac Leaves Cholera Behind It

AlertNet - trust.org - September 12, 2012

The toll of the storm Isaac that beat down on Haiti is a heavy one, and even more worrying is the fact that the higher water level has given rise to new flare-ups of cholera. The torrential rain and flooding has caused the death of 20 people, partial or total destruction of over 3,500 homes, and damaged hundreds of farms. Tdh is concerned about the increase in cases of cholera. In the areas of its intervention in Grand Goave, 50 people have become infected in less than five days, and two of them have died.

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Terre des hommes (Tdh)
http://tdh.ch/en/news/haiti-isaac-leaves-cholera-behind-it
 

OCHA - Haiti - Tropical Storm Isaac Aftermath

                                  

reliefweb.int - OCHA - Situation Report No.03 - August 26, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· The red alert has been lifted by the GoH but the risk of flooding and landslides remains high.

· NFI and food rations were distributed to several thousand people today.

· Thousands of evacuees are being assisted to return to their homes.

· Multi-sectoral assessments ongoing throughout the country.

· Reports of damage to the agriculture sector have increased.

· Thirteen deaths reported so far.

(CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE REPORT)

Readily Available - Chlorinators and Chlorine Tablets - International Action

reliefweb.int

Washington, DC – August 28, 2012 – The Tropical Storm Issac hit Haiti, claiming 19 lives and Haiti is at risk of fresh cholera outbreak.

Chlorinators and chlorine tablets are readily available in Haiti to any organization operating in cholera-affected areas. Interested parties should contact us immediately.

The tablet chlorinators provide a steady, pre-set level of chlorination which persists in the water for many days. This provides dependable protection against the disease-causing bacteria common in the buckets, home storage tanks, and local piping in developing countries.

International Action's lifesaving chlorination technology is safe and easy to maintain and requires no electricity. The chlorinators operate on the water's own gravity flow, so no additional equipment is necessary. Each chlorinator can easily disinfect water for more than 10,000 people and takes 1-2 hours to install on a pre-existing reservoir or water tank.

Isaac - Haiti - Assessment by Region

haitilibre.com - August 26, 2012

Although ISAAC has definitely left Haiti this Sunday, the country continues to receive heavy rains in several regions where extensive damage has been reported and the situation remains difficult on the whole territory, the greatest caution is always required. Overflowing rivers flooded homes, devastated many plantations and cattle swept away. Gusty winds also took away the roofs of precarious homes particularly in the West and Southeast.

Petit-Goâve Waiting for Help of All Kinds...

haitilibre.com - August 26, 2012

This Sunday, the town of Petit-Goâve severely affected by the passage of Isaac Saturday, is found with many victims following the overflowing of rivers that have flooded the City center, Ti guinin, l'Acul, Rue Benoît prolongée, Marcorel, Desvignes, Regal, Mayoro, Diocann, Chabanne, Cap-Destre.

The municipal authorities and the office of Deputy Thimoléon have opened of Shelters and distributed food kits to IDPs. But these food kits are clearly insufficient in quantity given the large number of victims.

All the rivers of Petit-Goâve : La Digue, Barette, Curtis, Benee, Figaro, Dlo piti, have overwhelmed and caused extensive damage : landslides, roads and houses damaged, gardens devastation especially in suburban and rural areas. The peasants of the 8th, 7th and 6th section, of Bois Chandel and the Première Plaine need help. Several people had to abandon their homes invaded by water.

Raw Video - Isaac - Gray River in Flood! Bridge Croix-des-Missions - Rivière Grise en Crue! Pont de la Croix-des-Missions

See video

submitted by Albert Gomez

youtube.com - pedrecarel - August 25, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLjLHJo98ec&feature=youtu.be&a

Haiti - FLASH : EDH (Electricité d'Haïti), 30 Circuits of 32 Out of Service

haitilibre.com - August 25, 2012

The Directorate General of the Electricity of Haiti EDH) informs the population that due to the passage of Isaac, 30 circuits of the metropolitan area, on 32 were taken out of the network, pending the inspection of technical teams dispatched on the ground.

At the same time, 8 teams visit each circuit, to find anomalies and remedy before restoring power.

So far areas of Tabarre and of Clercine seem to have suffered much damage. Company teams are already on site to assess the situation.

The Directorate General of the EDH asks the population, when finding anomalies (broken poles, broken cables, fire, etc...) to contact the emergency service of the institution immediately so that electricity can be restored in the shortest possible time.

Emergency Service of the EDH : 2813-1641, 2816-1676, 2816-1677, 2816-1678, 2816-1679

Photos: Isaac Brings Misery to Islands

weather.com - August 25, 2012

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A boy tries to take cover from the cold behind an appliance sitting higher than the floodwaters triggered by Isaac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.  AP Photo / Dieu Nalio Chery

The Wrath of Isaac

Tropical Storm Isaac swept across Haiti's southern peninsula early Saturday, bringing flooding and at least three deaths while adding to the misery of a poor nation still trying to recover from the terrible 2010 earthquake. The storm's impacts have also been felt across in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The storm was heading into eastern Cuba around midday Saturday and forecasters said it poses a threat to Florida Monday and Tuesday. Here are images from the areas affected by Issac.

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