Caribbean Braces for Hurricane Matthew

NASA/NOAA GOES Project

601,241
IN SHELTERS
(HAITI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, JAMAICA CUBA)

300,000 
IN HAITI
NEED IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE

 

 

Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti Tuesday morning.

  •  High waves combined with excessive rainfall, hurricane-force winds and storm surges could cause extensive damage, primarily in coastal areas.
  • United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) teams have arrived in Jamaica and Haiti and are supporting national efforts.
  •  The National Emergency Operations Centres (COE) in Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica remain on alert
  • 340,000 people in 1,300 emergency shelters in Haiti
  • 251,795 people in some 218 shelters in Cuba, most of them with families or friends
  • 900 people in shelters in Jamaica
  • 73,000 people affected in Colombia

PADF's Disaster Management team is closely monitoring the situation and is reaching out to potential local NGO partners to collaborate in an emergency if international assistance is requested after the passing of the hurricane.