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Haiti - Tropical Storm on 2006-08-29 at 20:25:21

Ref: TC-20060829-7398-HTI

RSOE HAVARIA Situation Update No. 1
On 2006-08-30 at 08:47:42 [UTC]

Event: Tropical Storm
Location: Haiti Sud Tiburon


Early morning Ernesto became a tropical storm, moving slowly to the East part of Cuba. However heavy rains have been hitting the coastal areas of the departments of Grand-Anse, L’Artibonite, and the Northwest of Haiti no major floods and damages have been reported. By 6:00 p.m. the tropical storm and flooding warning was discontinued.

National Response

The Risk and Disaster Management Committees are participating in joint assessment missions in each affected Department with MINUSTAH and humanitarian partners. Regular facts finding reports are being prepared at Department level and being disseminated to Government entities, MINUSTAH, UN Agencies and humanitarian organizations.

International Response

MINUSTAH continues supporting logistics and assessments in all Departments. OCHA, WFP, PAHO/WHO together with a member of the Risk and Disaster Nation System planned a helicopter flight to overview the damage of Ernesto. This was postponed due to very bad weather conditions. A second meeting of the International Community Supporting Group (ICSG) was held at 6:00 p.m. to share the first collected information on damages and casualties (See Annex 1).

Planned interventions

- To continue assessments at Department level.
- To continue consolidating information on damages and casualties to share with humanitarian partners and donors.
- To convene a new meeting of the ICSG if required.