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Viernes 28 / agosto / 2015

Storm Erika Leaves At Least Two Dead and Heavy Floods in Dominica

Filed under: ciclones-ingles — Carlos Alberto — agosto 28th, 2015 — 14:59

Roseau, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Tropical storm Erika left its first victims today in Dominica, two deaths, four people missing and severe floods due to heavy rain in the past few hours.

Several media organizations show footage of overflowing rivers, flooded roads and plantations, stranded cars, devastation of road infrastructure and fallen trees in this capital and other areas of the nation.

According to a Caribbean 360’s webside report, a building collapsed, two people drawned and another four were carried by the water and are still missing in bath Estate neighborhood, in this capital.

The local meteorological service registered 225 mm of rain and strong gusts from yesterday night until this morning in Canefield Airport locality, near Roseau.

Besides, more rain was forecast for today though the strom is moving away from Dominica.

Erika got tronger in the past few hours, advancing towards the west at 26 km per hour, and is located some 205 km from Guadeloupe.

Forecasts point to a turn to the west-northwest, becoming a category one hurricane over the weekend before hitting the Bahamas.

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Viernes 28 / agosto / 2015

WHO Launches Global Plan Against Neglected Tropical Diseases

Filed under: ciclones-ingles — Carlos Alberto — agosto 28th, 2015 — 14:58

Geneva, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) launched today a comprehensive plan to integrate water, sanitation and hygiene services with public health actions to accelerate the elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases.

Interventions of this global plan until 2020 are aimed at strengthening efforts to fight 16 tropical diseases that affect more than one billion people in the world, said the World Health Organization in their website.

Millions of people suffer devastating neglected tropical diseases as guinea worm disease, trachoma and schistosomiasis, which mainly affect children, said Dr. Maria Neira, WHO Director for Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health.

“Solutions exist: access to drinking water, human waste management, hygiene improvement. All this not only leads to better health, but also reduces poverty, Dr. Neira explained.

According to WHO, millions of people worldwide lack access to most basic water, sanitation and hygiene services. This puts them at risk of many diseases, including 16 of the 17 neglected tropical diseases, affecting more than a billion people in 149 countries.

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Viernes 28 / agosto / 2015

Erika Paralyzes Eastern Caribbean Islands

Filed under: ciclones-ingles — Carlos Alberto — agosto 28th, 2015 — 14:57

Saint John’s, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Several eastern Caribbean islands interrupted public activities today and are on alert due to downpours and heavy seas the tropical storm Erika will cause while crossing the area.

The approach of Erika has forced the governments of Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Guadeloupe, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, British Virgin Islands, and the United States to suspend the workday in the state and private sector, and activate emergency plans.

Those territories also suspended the maritime and land traffic, opened shelters, and only health personnel, fire departments, police stations and other security forces to support emergency operations, will remain in service.

They urged citizens to avoid going out unnecessarily to the streets as the storm continues, adopted speed restrictions on public roads, canceled many flights, and the movement of land and sea public transportation.

They also urged the population to take appropriate precautions to prevent human and material losses, because the situation could be complicated in the coming days.

Erika further strengthened in the last two hours, is moving west at 26 mph, and is located 140 kilometers from Guadalupe.

Projections point to a turn in its west-northwest trajectory and during the weekend, it could become a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson intensity scale before reaching Bahamas.

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Viernes 28 / agosto / 2015

Tropical Storm Erika Moves in the Atlantic

Filed under: ciclones-ingles — Carlos Alberto — agosto 28th, 2015 — 14:57

Washington, 25 Aug (Prensa Latina) The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Erika, located several hundred miles east of the Leeward Islands and that it shows little change in intensity.

At 02:00, local time, the center of the event was located at latitud 15.3 North,longitud 51.8 West,and was moving in that same direction at 31 kilometers /h.

The NHC experts expect a movement west north west with a small delay on speed in the next 48 hours.

Wind is of 75 kilometer/h and they could get stronger during the following days. They extend up to 130 kilometers with tropical storm force from its center and the preasure is estimated at 30 hpa.

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Miércoles 22 / octubre / 2014

Filed under: cambio-climatico-e,ciclones-ingles,pronostico-tiempo — Carlos Alberto — octubre 22nd, 2014 — 7:28

Centro de Pronósticos del Tiempo, INSMET.
Pronóstico del Tiempo para el resto del día de Hoy.
Fecha: 22 de octubre de 2014. Hora: 3:00 a.m.

…lluvias en el occidente y el centro…

Predominarán los nublados en occidente con chubascos, lluvias y tormentas eléctricas que serán fuertes en algunas localidades. En la región central también estará nublado con algunos chubascos y tormentas eléctricas en la mañana que serán numerosos por la tarde. Por último en la parte oriental estará parcialmente nublado y se nublará en la tarde con aisladas lluvias principalmente en zonas del interior y la costa norte.

Las temperaturas alcanzarán máximas entre los 27 y 30 grados Celsius en el occidente y entre los 30 y 33 grados Celsius en el resto del país. En la noche las temperaturas estarán entre 22 y 25 grados Celsius.

Soplarán vientos del este al sudeste entre 10 y 25 kilómetros por hora en occidente, superiores en rachas en Pinar del Río y la Isla de la Juventud, serán inferiores a 20 kilómetros por hora en las regiones central y oriental.

Habrá oleaje en el litoral sur occidental y poco oleaje en el resto de los litorales.

Nota: En áreas de chubascos y tormentas eléctricas tanto la fuerza del viento como la altura de la ola se incrementarán.

Y. Martínez     L. Rivero.

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Lunes 6 / enero / 2014

Unrest in the Philippines for Typhoon Haiyan Victims

Filed under: ciclones-ingles — Carlos Alberto — enero 6th, 2014 — 21:24

Manila, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) When misfortune of those affected by Typhoon Haiyan ( Yolanda) in the Philippines, has now added the low quality of the temporary shelters that the government ordered the construction as a pre- step home renovation, today denounced the newspaper Daily Inquirer.

The publication is based on the report of an international group that assists the authorities in this endeavor in which it asserts that the facilities erected comply neither with respect internationally recognized standards and best practices.

According to the Department of Public Works and highways, 203 family shelters 24 rooms were completed in a dozen towns in Leyte, one of the areas most affected by the weather phenomenon last November that killed over six thousand people and left homeless four million people.

The expert source notes with concern that a number of contractors, including local inexperienced improvised workers in different places with different standards and technical specifications, which has drawn criticism from recipients of emergency efforts.

Warns scant regard to ventilation, fire hazards, lack of protection and safety of the occupants and apprehensions in the absence of privacy in the premises with the potential for that child sexual abuse are discussed.

The Coordinating Body of confrontation with the aftermath of the disaster reported receiving complaints from politicians and priests that shelters were built at a cost three times lower than intended by the State Department to the detriment of the conditions of welcome.

It is suspected to be the result of corruption in the management of resources.

The revelations emerge amid a United Nations request of $ 791 million plan for the rehabilitation and recovery of the devastating typhoon.

While the Philippine Daily states that the Secretary of Public Works has impeccable credentials clean and honest administrator, the municipal authorities concerned consider that is not aware of what is happening on the ground, says the daily .

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Jueves 26 / diciembre / 2013

Ban Ki-moon Visits Zones Devastated by Typhoon in Philippines

Filed under: ciclones-ingles — Carlos Alberto — diciembre 26th, 2013 — 19:01

Manila, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited central and southern Philippine zones devastated by Typhoon Haiyan and announced a program to raise more than 800 million dollars in aid.

Newspapers from Manila highlighted the top official was in Tacloban, city destroyed in the province of Leyte, where were reported two thirds of the more than 6,000 deaths after the typhoon. Ban Ki moon talked to the officials of the Philippine government and called them to take urgent measures to relocate the almost 4 million people affected by the destruction of their homes.

According to data, the losses surpassed 1 billion dollars, while agriculture and infrastructure were seriously damaged.

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Miércoles 25 / diciembre / 2013

More than 6,000 Typhoon Fatalities in the Philippines

Filed under: ciclones-ingles — Carlos Alberto — diciembre 25th, 2013 — 22:39

Manila, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) According to an official Filipino agency, a total of 6,009 people people were killed by the super Typhoon Haiyan when it hit the central Philippines in early November. The National Disaster Risk Council said an additional 2,000 people were still missing.

The relief agency revealed in a press release that the situation of victims was still being assessed with international assistance.

The devastating Haiyan was the second-worst to hit the Philippines; in 1976 a typhoon in the southern Philippines left 8,000 dead.

Haiyan also left more than four million people homeless, according to official figures.

Invited by Manila to offer his experience in disaster management, the director of the National Reconstruction Agency of Indonesia, Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, visited the hardest-hit areas here. He said rebuilding would require special measures to prevent similar future catastrophes.

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Miércoles 25 / diciembre / 2013

Nearly 15 Million Affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines

Filed under: ciclones-ingles — Carlos Alberto — diciembre 25th, 2013 — 22:15

United Nations, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) More than 14.9 million people were affected in the Philippines by the passage of Typhoon Haiyan, with many still in need of food and shelter, according to the daily United Natios update on the impact of the hurricane.

In its report on the situation caused by Haiyan 25 days ago, the U.N. Coordinated Office of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says that some four million people were displaced from their homes, 204,000 of whom were settled in evacuation centers.

Food, access to shelter, property recovery and the restoration of basic services remain priorities in the areas hit by the typhoon, known locally as Yolanda, the report said.

According to the body, in areas far from the Visayas Islands and Eastern and Western areas, there are food shortages due to “logistical challenges.”

OCHA also urged support for small farmers engaged in crop cultivation, with a farming season that ends in January and is a key element in the survival of the country, hit November 8 by Haiyan, with winds exceeding 300 kilometers an hour.

In relation to casualties, OCHA´s report reflects that Philippine authorities registered more than 5,600 dead, 26,200 wounded and 1,760 missing.

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Miércoles 25 / diciembre / 2013

Typhoon Haiyan Kills more than 4,000 People in Philippines

Filed under: ciclones-ingles — Carlos Alberto — diciembre 25th, 2013 — 22:00

Manila, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities today placed in 4,011 the death toll caused by Typhoon Haiyan that 12 days ago hit the eastern part of the archipelago.

A report by a local rescue agency states that there are also 1,602 people missing and 18,000 injured.

According to the United Nations, two million out of the 2,5 million affected received food.

The Asia-Pacific director of UNICEF, Daniel Toole, said the aid received is enough for six months, but more is needed.

The national rice harvest will be reduced from 18.9 to 18 million tons, according to a FAO report, which notes that, in general, the Philippines will maintain the same level of production of 2012, with crises in some regions, especially in those affected by Haiyan.

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