Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for IRMA-17
in United States, Bahamas, Cuba, Turks and Caicos Islands, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S., Virgin Islands, British, Anguilla, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone IRMA-17 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

Name: IRMA-17
From - To 30 Aug - 12 Sep
Exposed countries: United States, Bahamas, Cuba, Turks and Caicos Islands, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S., Virgin Islands, British, Anguilla, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda
Exposed population: 240 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed: 296 km/h, Category 5
Maximum storm surge: 3.1 m (10 Sep 21:00 UTC)
Vulnerability of affected countries: Medium (USA)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 1931 | About casualties: 140 | Last hour: 0

Hurricane Irma evacuees' baby born in Birmingham
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:55:00 +0200.

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Imagine leaving your home state just days before the due date of your child. Where would you go? What would you do? It was the situation the O’Byrne family faced, but they believe divine intervention placed them righ
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About 1.5 million, mostly in Florida, without power in Irma's wake
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:45:00 +0200.

MIAMI (Reuters) - About 1.5 million homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia remained without power on Friday (Sept 15) after Hurricane Irma, including 46 of Florida's nearly 700 nursing homes caught in the deadly storm's path. Irma, whi
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Two bodies of Irma hurricane victims to be transported to Trinidad
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:38:00 +0200.

Source photo Trinidad Express. PHILIPSBURG—According to the website of the Trinidad Express newspaper the bodies of Trinidadian Melan June Salvary-Doyle and her three-year-old grandson who were swept to their deaths by raging flood waters a
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Lanisha Rolle urges understanding of tornado victims
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:38:00 +0200.

By DENISE MAYCOCK. Tribune Freeport Reporter. dmaycock@tribunemedia.net. SOCIAL Services and Urban Renewal Minister Lanisha Rolle visited the tornado-damaged areas in Grand Bahama and urged people to be very “sensitive” and understanding to
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (61), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (2), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),