Hurricanes Irma, Jose – Situation Report #5

Hurricanes Irma, Jose – Situation Report #5

GIS:-Report from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency as of 10 P.M. AST, Sep. 11.

NATIONAL UPDATES – POST IMPACT:

Reports emerging from impacted CDEMA Participating States as of September 11, 2017 reveal the following:

ANGUILLA

  • A Sector Needs Assessment is currently being conducted to prioritize restoration efforts.
    v The Valley National Emergency Operations Centre Warehouse adjacent to the Police Station is
    now the designated point for persons to receive aid.
    v A medical team from the Cayman Islands will be flying in to assist and provide medical supplies.
    v The Caribbean Development Bank has granted Anguilla US$200,000 towards relief efforts
    v Blowing Point Port – non-operational & assessment ongoing Sandy Ground – Road Bay Port in Sandy Ground is functional to receive cargo
    v Clayton J Lloyd International Airport is currently operational for Charters and emergencies
    v National Commercial Bank of Anguilla (NCBA) and First Caribbean International Bank (FCIB) are working diligently towards a Wednesday 13 September Opening

HATI

  • One fatality
  • One missing
    · Seventeen (17) injured
    · 12,539 persons evacuated
    · 81 opened shelters
    · 2,646 highly damaged houses
    · 466 destroyed houses
    · 4,903 flooded houses
    · 8,015 affected families

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

  • The Governor declared the island a disaster area
    · Rapid Assessment indicates that damage is about 60%
    · Severe damage to infrastructure, utilities and communications down
    · Severe damage to major government buildings including the Treasury
    · Severe damage to hospital
    ·  Fire at prison contained

Situation on South Caicos
· 80-90% of homes damaged
· Schools significantly damaged
· Churches significantly damaged
· Community centres significantly damaged
· Lack of shelter facilities a major
· Evacuation of South Caicos planned to Provo (2000 persons)

Situation on north and Middle Caicos
· Transport mechanism for supply chain is disrupted
· Less than 20% of damage to housing stock
· Government facilities impacted
· Schools impacted

REGIONAL RESPONSE ACTIONS:

CDEMA COORDINATING UNIT

  •  High Level mission to the impacted States scheduled for tomorrow, September 12, 2017 by the
    Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of CARICOM, Dr.
    Hon. Keith Mitchell, current Chair of CARICOM and Prime Minister of Grenada and Mr. Ronald
    Jackson, Executive Director of CDEMA

    · CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) team from Jamaica arrived in Antigua today, September
    11, 2017 for onward deployment to BVI tomorrow September 12, 2017

    · Rapid Needs Assessment Team (RNAT) was deployed from Jamaica to the TCI today September
    11, 2017

    · CARICOM Disaster Assessment and Coordination (CDAC) team, was deployed today September
    11, 2017 to Anguilla

    · CDEMA met with the CARICOM Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN) to examine options for the
    extraction of CARICOM nationals from impacted States and considered arrangements for
    communication on both the extraction process and ways to improve the coordination of relief
    supplies through the National Disaster Management systems

    · Five (5) tons of relief supplies from Antigua were delivered to the Jost Van Dyke island of the BVI
    today with the support of the CDRU

    · The 7th meeting of the RRM Partners was convened today, Monday, September 11, 2017 at
    1:21pm at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit. The meeting was chaired by CDEMA’s Executive
    Director. Approximately twenty seven (27) participants from regional and international donor,
    humanitarian and development agencies were represented

CARIBBEAN DEVELPMENT BANK (CDB)

  • The Immediate Response Loans (IRL) facility of US$750,000 to assist with debris clean up has
    been offered to the affected countries and currently processing for Antigua and Barbuda
    · CDB has approved a grant of US$150,000 to the CDEMA Coordination Unit to assist with damage
    assessment in the affected countries
    · Emergency Relief Grant of US$200,000 is being processed for Antigua and Barbuda; ERG grant
    has been offered to the remaining impacted states

LIAT

  • LIAT continues to support CDEMA’s effort to respond to the humanitarian needs of the people in
    the impacted countries. They facilitated the transportation of response teams from Saint Lucia,
    Guyana and Trinidad to Barbados and from St. Kitts to Antigua today September 11, 2017.

OFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (ODPEM), Jamaica

  • They are moving a twelve (12) person team out of Jamaica today at 1700 hours to TCI. The team
    includes 3 Engineers, 3 NEPA professionals, 1 Coastal Specialist, 2 water and sanitation
    specialists and 1 media professional. Discussions will continue on the inclusion of a camera
    person on the team.

    ORGANIZATION OF EASTERN CARIBBEAN STATES (OECS)

  • Cruise ships Norwegian Sky and Royal Caribbean Majesty will be available Tuesday, September
    12 for evacuation/transfer of people from West Indian Company (Havensite Mall) Dock, St.
    Thomas, to Puerto Rico and to Miami
    · These ships can support the transfer of people from the British Virgin Islands to get to Havensite
    Dock, St. Thomas. Estimated time of arrival (ETA) alongside: Norwegian Sky 0600; Royal
    Caribbean Majesty 1830-2030
    · Two vessels will be available to support evacuation from St. Thomas and BVI

REGIONAL SECURITY SYSTEM (RSS)

  • Military personnel have been deployed to the BVI and the security situation is being brought
    under control
    · RSS is facilitating the extraction of non-nationals from St. Martin.
    · Transported five (5) CDEMA response personnel from Barbados and two (2) from Antigua to
    Anguilla (September 11, 2017)

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (UWI)

  • UWI is coordinating the creation of a roster of specialists to respond to the Needs Assessments
    coming out of the Rapid mobilization teams. Upon completion of the initial Rapid Needs Assessments, UWI will provide a roster of specialists that can be used to support the affected
    countries in the short and longer term.

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS UPDATES:

GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA (GAC):

  • The Government of Canada advised that they have pledged two hundred and fifty thousand
    dollars ($250,000) through PAHO
    · CDAT has sent a five member team into Antigua accompanied by the HC to undertake an
    assessment to determine if a full team would be required
    · An additional $200,000 is to be made available directly to Antigua to support their relief efforts
    · Ship HMDS St. Johns is to be deployed to the region. Capabilities include helicopter and water
    supplies
    · In terms of evacuations, there are still a number of Canadians in all affected areas. Work is
    ongoing to complete extraction

EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS (ECHO):

  • 2 million Euros assigned to support response efforts in the entire Caribbean region through
    ECHO partners
    · 1 staff member deployed to Antigua
    · 1 staff member deployed to Turks and Caicos Islands
    · 1 staff member to be deployed to Cuba

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES (IFRC) 

  • The team is in communication with the Red Cross overseas affected territories and standing
    ready to deploy emergency response units
    · Some national Red Cross societies have been coordinating delivery of items directly while in the
    Bahamas, the national office there is undertaking assessments. Further updates should be
    available on the evening of 11 September
    · Both soft and hard pledges are coming in from the joint emergency appeal launched this
    weekend. Antigua Red Cross has also launched a joint appeal. Details will be shared with the
    partners
    · Regional Intervention specialist has been deployed to Antigua

 

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR MIGRATION (IOM)
·  Team of six (6) people deployed in the region; 1 expert in shelter management, displacement tracking and shelter NFI. Two (2) arriving tomorrow; one (1) shelter management and gender- based violence risk reduction and 1 displacement tracking. Both to move onwards to other islands as identified with CDEMA and UNDAC/OCHA. One (1) shelter management specialist arrived in Antigua today (September 11, 2017)

  • A Panama-based expert in CCCM (shelter management) and one (1) in displacement expert tracking will move onwards to other islands as identified with CDEMA and UNDAC/OCHA

MAPACTION

  • MapAction have sent five (5) highly skilled GIS specialists to the region with significant
    experience in disaster mapping and response to support CDEMA together with the UNDAC team
    to respond to affected population

PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANISATION (PAHO)

  • Four (4) experts (assessment, electrical engineer, logistician and water and sanitation) were
    deployed with the CDEMA RNAT to the British Virgin Islands, presently conducting assessments,
    supporting recovery services in the hospital and enhancing logistics capacity
    · Two (2) experts deployed to Antigua and Barbuda
    · Preliminary assessment of hospital/health center in Barbuda carried out; detailed assessment
    being undertaken today, September 11, 2017
    · Two (2) experts were deployed to St. Martin on 10th September to conduct assessments
    · Staff pre-deployed to The Bahamas and to the Turks and Caicos Islands, currently carrying out
    needs assessments for health sector.
    · Coordination with Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda and the British Virgin Islands and supporting
    immediate needs, which include the provision of critical medicines and other medical supplies
    that were destroyed.
    · PAHO is coordinating with Ministries of Health in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago to get
    immediate loans/donation of critical medicines and supplies for the British Virgin Islands. These
    are expected to leave these countries en route to the British Virgin Islands tomorrow, 12th
    September
    · On request of the Chief Medical Officer of Antigua and Barbuda, PAHO is coordinating with the
    Ministry of Health in Barbados to deploy a team of four (4) mental health professionals and four (4) environmental health officers to travel to Antigua for 7-10 day deployments during this
    week.
  • One (1) expert deployed to Anguilla on the 11 September for rapid assessment and coordination
    · Emergency Declaration and Standard Emergency Procedures activated, together with Regional
    Emergency Response Team. Funds made available for the immediate response (deployments,
    coordination, assessments, logistics, etc.)
    · Staff based in Anguilla and Antigua and Barbuda are performing need assessments
    · In Anguilla, the health center has been assessed
    · Specialists (architect and electrical engineer) have carried out assessments of health facilities in
    Tortola Island in the British Virgin Islands
    · Health personnel are coordinating the health response in the British Virgin Islands in Tortola
    Island to support the government
    · Engineer coordination of medical supplies, assisting with the reception of medical supplies and
    supporting with logistics in the British Virgin Islands in Tortola Island
    · In St. Martin carrying out assessments of health facilities and coordination of human resources
    and supplies

    SALVATION ARMY
    · Assessing situation in TCI, Bahamas

UNITED STATES AID FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT – OFFICE OF US FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (USAID/OFDA)
· Will be sending a relief flight into Antigua on Monday, September 11th

  •  Relief flight is heading to Antigua
    · There is to be a higher level discussion on support to both sides of St. Martin through the Red
    Cross as well as military to military discussions
    · Five members are in Antigua getting ready to deploy as needed

UNITED NATIONS (UN) AGENCIES

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION (FAO)
· Closely liaising with the Ministry of Agriculture Lands, Housing and the Environment in Barbuda
and Antigua in order to understand the impact caused by Hurricane Irma on the agriculture
sector and its sub-sectors (crop, livestock and fishery)

  • Emergency and disaster risk management specialists are on stand-by and awaiting an official
    request from the Ministry of Agriculture Lands, Housing and the Environment in Barbuda and
    Antigua to conduct in-depth agricultural needs assessments

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP)
· Experts on debris/waste management, emergency employment and cash for work, livelihoods
revitalization, core government functions and post disaster needs assessments are on stand-by
and ready to be deployed
· Specialists are on stand-by to accompany governments and relevant partners in needs
assessments and early recovery planning
· Ready to support national efforts on damage and needs assessments as well as develop early
recovery frameworks
· Allocated US$300,000 from its core resources to support assessments, coordination and
elaboration of recovery frameworks in affected countries
· US$25,000 already allocated and approved for Antigua and Barbuda
· GDACS Satellite Mapping Coordination System has also been activated to ensure coordination
between operational entities, typically Copernicus and UNOSAT

UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND (UNFPA)
· Collaborating with UN Women and the Directorate of Gender Affairs, Antigua and Barbuda, in
distributing dignity/hygiene kits, especially to affected women and girls
· Can provide commodities, including reproductive health kits. Also can provide technical
guidance and will have available additional surge capacity available to focus on prevention and
response to gender-based violence including sexual violence, sexual reproductive health
priorities and psychosocial support

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN FUND (UNICEF)
· Supplies have been sent to TCI and are in transit. Included in the supplies are water, storage
containers etc.
· Requests coming in are for psychosocial support for children. This should start day after
tomorrow (September 12) for Barbuda and another request was received last night from TCI
· They are working on assumption that Tarpaulin supplies for Anguilla and BVI are not needed but
are mobilizing support just in case

UNITED NATIONS DISASTER ASSESSMENT AND COORDINATION (UNDAC)
· They are working with CDEMA team to look at information flows

UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR PROJECT SERVICES (UNOPS)
· Two (2) engineers are on stand-by to assist with infrastructure condition assessments.
Assessment software/training is also available.

UNWOMEN
· Lift was secured for one person to head to Antigua. They are looking to support shelter and
guidance and another member of staff should arrive on Wednesday.
· Discussions continue with UNFPA for assembly in Barbados.
· In coordination with CDEMA, the UN Women MCO Deputy Representative was deployed to
Antigua on September 11 in response to the Antigua Directorate of Gender Affairs’ request for
support in shelter management in respect of the safety and security of women and girls.
· UN Women emergency electronic cash transfer to Antigua on Friday September 8, ensured the
assembling of 300 dignity kits which contain women-specific items. These were assembled and
distributed by the Department of Gender Affairs staff at two of the main shelters.
· Supporting a cash-for-work program for women with local procurement in respect of assembling
the dignity kits. The Deputy Representative will coordinate the logistics of this activity.
· Together with CDEMA and the Regional Security System (RSS) will deploy gender and
humanitarian specialists to the Turks and Caicos Island and the British Virgin Islands, one of
whom should arrive in Barbados on September 12.

CDEMA continues to monitor the system and provide updates as necessary.

CONTACT DETAILS: The CDEMA CU 24-hour contact number 1(246) 434-4880

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS UPDATES:

ANGUILLA
Needs:

  • Requested assistance for rapid needs assessment
Quantity Category Item
10,000 Water Cases
200 Taupaulin
200 Water bauser containes
10 Generators (capacity needed)
Cleaning supplies 500 Bleach
Mop
Broom
Disinfectant
Detergent
10,000 Mosquito repellant
Comfort kits 5000 Disposable razor
Deodorant
Soap
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Lotion
Powder
Sanitary napkins
Towels
Food 5000 Sardines
Tuna
Beef
Sausage (Vienna)
Rice
Cornmeal
Macaroni
Flour
Potatoes
Cereal
Crackers (pack)
Butter
Canned coup
onion
Babe Kit 10,000 Diapers/ disposable huggies
Cloth diapers with pins
1 baby powder
Vaseline
Baby wipes
Bottled foods
Similac
Biscuit
Electrolytes
Pacifier
Toy
Baby aspiriin tylenol
10,000 First aid kits
10,000 Matches
10,000 Ziplock bags
10,000 Paper towel
1000 Buckets
1000 Rubbing alcohol
Adult pampers
20,000 Batteries (all sizes)
2 Electronic fetal monitors/cardiotocograph machines
2 Fetal dopplers (handheld)
4 Resuscitaires
3 Infant scales
3 Adult scales
4 Incubators
8 Neonatal cots with mattresses
4 Vital signs monitors (2 neonatal)
4 Pulse oximeters (2 pediatric)
8 Diagnostic sets (Welch allyn)
8 Defribrillators/automated external defibrillators
(AED) (with adult and paediatric pads)
2 Blood pressure monitors
Thermometers (including tympanic)
Nebulizers
Suction machines
Suture kits
Beds
Bed linen – blankets, sheets
2 Mobile dental units
Shelter 40 Shelter Tents Family size
5000 Flash light (Solar)
3000 Portable chargers
Plywood building materials
100 Generators 15k and above
Shelter Tool kits
Coal pots
100 Gorilla or Warehouse Shelving
50 Chain saws

BARBUDA

Critical Needs:

Immediate
· Immediate shelter according to good practice in Antigua
· Places in schools for the kids on Antigua, school kits
· Access to healthcare on Antigua
· Telecom support to get electricity back on Barbuda

Medium to long-term (development):
• Re-construction: Building material for new houses
• Credit from the bank to start over again
• Equipment to clean the island
• Equipment for schools and hospitals
• Health kits, dignity kits, seeds, agricultural goods, etc.

BRITISH VIRING ISLANDS

Needs:
· sat phones
· EMT kits
· chain saws
· generators
· hand tools
· wheel barrows
· cots
· tarps
· plywood
· flashlights
· batteries
· fuel pump
· water jugs
· water purification tablets
· towels
· blankets
· baby food and formula
· diapersadult diapers
· laptops
· printers
· cots
· repeat antennae
· mobile repeaters

 

OPERATIONS THEATRE NEEDS LIST 
Item Amount
Disposable Laparolomy Packs 4 cases
Sterile Surgical Gowns 3 cases
Suture Packs/Sets 4 boxes
0 Vicryl w 5 boxes
1 Vicryl w 5 boxes
3/0 Vicryl 5 boxes
2/0 Vicryl 5 boxes
4/0 Caprosyn 10 boxes
4/0 Vicryl W9834T 5 boxes
2/0 Surgipro 5 boxes
4/0 Monocryl 8 boxes
ERBE Diathermy pads 2 boxes
ERBE Diathermy pencils 2 boxes
3/0 Vicrylrapide 5 boxes
2/0 Vicrylrapide 5 boxes
Portable Suction & Bottles 6 boxes
Disposable suction containers and covers 40 boxes
Disposable c/section packs 5 cases
O2 Face masks – Adults &Paeds 1 case each
Surgical Face Mask 6 boxes
Procedure Face Mask 5 boxes
Surgical Gloves sizes 7,7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2 4 boxes
Microporelape 2” 4 boxes
OP Theatre disposable sheet sets 4 boxes
Cover Rool stretch 10 boxes
Bed linens 5 dozen
Blankets 5 dozen
Incopads 200
Sterile Gauze 4 cases
Dress sets 3 cases
Gel foam 1 case
Skin Staples 2 cases
Gauze Rolls 10 cases
Cotton Rools 6 cases
Chlorohexidine prep 3 cases
Betadine 5 cases
Alcohol 4 boxes/cases
Laparotomy sponges 2 cases
Raytex swabs 2 cases
Sterile gloves (large) 10 boxes
Sterile gloves (medium) 10 boxes
Sterile gloves (small) 10 boxes
Surgical Scrub brushes 10 boxes
Crepe bandage 6” 6 packets
Crepe bandage 4” 6 packets
Crepe bandage 3” 6 packets
Crepe bandage 2” 6 packets
OT Scrubs (Male and Female) 4 dozen each
NOP masks (staff speciality) OR, ICU, PACU, OB, ER 4 dozen each
Drinking water 10 cases
Hypertension Orals
Amlodipine 5mg & 10g 1000 boxes
30,000 tablets (each)
Lisinopril 5mg, 10mg, 20mg 30,000 tablets
B Blockers Bisoprolol 5mg, 2.5mg 15,000 tablets
Atenolol 25mg 15,000 tablets
Atenolol 50mg 20,000 tablets
Metoprolol 50mg 50,000 tablets
Labetalol 50mg, 100mg 50,000 tablets
Carvedilol 12.5mg, 6.25mg, 25mg 50,000 tablets
Losartan 50mg 50,000 tablets
Losartan 25mg 25,000 tablets
Losartan HCTZ 50,000 tablets
Hydralazzine 25mg, 50mg 50,000 tablets
AdalcetorosSr 30mg and 60mg 50,000 tablets
Aydrazazzine 25mg and 50mg 10,000 tablets
IV Drugs
Labetalol I.V. 250 vials
Verapamil I.V. 400 vials
Metoprolol I.V. 400 vials
Lidocaine Redijects 500 vials
Lidocaine 1% pain and Epinephrine 600 vials
Ondansetron 4mg 1,200 vials
Buprivaciane and Dextrose 0.25% 600 vials
Propofol 20 mls 1,000 vials
Neostigmine 300 vials
Fentanyl 3,000 vials
Morphine 6,000 vials
Paracetamol 500mg 7,200 boxes
Paracetamol 1000mg 3,600 boxes
Diclofenac Suppositories 200 boxes
Succinylcholine 500 vials
Rocuronium 800 vials
Ephedrine I.V. 500 vials
Phenylephrine 200 vials
Norepinephrine 600 vials
Epinephrine 2500 vials
Phenylephrine 200 vials
Oxytocin 1500 vials
Ergotamine 600 vials

 

Antibiotics
Augmentin IV 600mg 3000 boxes
Flagyl IV 2500 boxes
IV Fluids NACL 1200 cases
5% Dextrose 100 cases
5% 0.45 Na 600 boxes
5% D/O 0.2 NaCl 50 boxes
Saline for irrigation 500mls 100 boxes
Analgesics
Paracetomol 100,000 tabs
Diclofenac 75 mg 30,000 boxes
Diabetes
Metformin 250,000 tabs
Insulin R 500 vials
Insulin 70/30 1000 vials
Insulin N 500 vials
Diamicron 30 & 60 500,000 tabs each
Antacids
ORS 100,000 packets
Consumables
Suture sets 10,000
Surgipore 1,000 boxes
Bandages assorted
Dialysis
Gloves sterile 5 cases
Gloves Non sterils 5 cases
0.9 N/S 1 litre 500 mls 50 cases of each
Gauze 4×4 50 boxes
Syringes 3,5,20,10, insulin 20 boxes each
Vinegar 10 cases
Bicarbonate 100 bags
Acid Bath 20 cases
Needles 18g 21g 22g 25 g 5 cases of each
Transducers 100
Connectors (recirculation) 2 boxes
Mask 10 cases
Sure Seal Band Aid 20 cases
Cover roll 10 cases
Hemodialysis Machines 5
Portable RO machine 1
Fistula Needles 16 guage a5 guage 5 boxes of each
Recliners 5
Bleach 10 cases

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

Needs:
v Assessment Teams needed
v Emergency Relief Supplies
v Food- entire population, tarpaulin, water supplies and mosquito repellant, generators and
shelter facilities

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