Nana becomes a hurricane and moves towards Belize

Hurricane Nana moved westward through Caribbean waters on Wednesday toward the Central American nation of Belize Thousands of people in t...

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  • Hurricane Nana moved westward through Caribbean waters on Wednesday toward the Central American nation of Belize
  • Thousands of people in that country were supplied with food, water and construction materials
  • Supermarkets had long lines and hardware stores were out of stock.

Hurricane Nana moved westward through the waters of the Caribbean on Wednesday on a trajectory that will take it to the Central American nation of Belize, where thousands of people were supplied with food, water and construction materials.

Supermarkets had long lines and hardware stores were out of various wares because Belizeans bought materials to protect windows and doors before Nana made landfall in the early hours of Thursday.

Nana was about 95 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of Belize City, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km / h (75 mph), the US National Hurricane Center reported. The storm is moving at 26 km / h (16 mph).

Belize had issued a hurricane watch for its coast. Heavy rains are expected in that country, as in northern Honduras and throughout Guatemala when the storm crosses the isthmus on Thursday.

Local leaders in rural villages in the Toledo district, in the far south, awaited orders from the National Organization for Emergency Management to open shelters.

As night approached, dark clouds were visible on the horizon while restless inhabitants awaited the arrival of the storm.

Tropical storm Omar forms in the US Atlantic and will be “short lived”

Tropical Storm Omar formed this Tuesday in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina (USA) and, on its way out to sea, it is expected to have a “short life”, while another storm, Nana, it heads to the north coast of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea.

The maximum sustained winds of Omar, the former tropical depression “Fifteen”, have increased to about 40 miles per hour (65 km / h), reports the US National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Filed Under: Hurricane Nana

At 17:00 local time (21:00 GMT), Omar’s eye was located 225 miles (365 km) east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Few changes are expected in the strength of this system during the night of this Tuesday, followed by a weakening from the last hours of Wednesday, so that on Thursday Omar could “degenerate” into a remnant area of ​​low pressure, indicates the NHC.

The damage caused by Laura in the Caribbean is estimated at 200 million dollars

Hurricane Laura caused damage estimated at about 200 million dollars in its trajectory in the Caribbean before hitting the United States, where it left at least 15 deaths and serious economic damage.

Karen Clark & ​​Company (KCC), a company specialized in disaster risk modeling and management, released on Monday a preliminary study that estimates the damage left by the cyclone in the Caribbean region at $ 200 million

The firm quantifies the damage caused by Laura in the United States at 9,000 million dollars, a huge figure compared to what happened in the Caribbean, although the cyclone also left its mark in the region.

The KCC study notes that the Caribbean $ 200 million estimate includes damage from high winds and storm surges to residential, commercial, industrial and automobile properties.

Filed Under: Hurricane Nana

Remember the report of the American consultancy that Laura made landfall on several occasions in the Caribbean, specifically in Antigua and Barbuda, the Virgin Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba as a tropical storm before hitting Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane on August 27 with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour.

Laura’s impact in the Caribbean brought tropical storm-force winds to several islands that caused tree fall and power outages on the Leeward Islands and Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti).

In addition, in those Caribbean territories, roofs and other exterior elements of houses were damaged by the winds, due to the fall of trees.

KCC does not specify by country the damages caused by Laura in the Caribbean region and gives the global figure of 200 million dollars, although it is a preliminary figure that could still vary depending on future reports from local authorities.

Haiti was, by far, the country most punished in the Caribbean by Laura, since in that territory she left 31 dead and 8 missing.

Filed Under: Hurricane Nana

In the Dominican Republic the balance is 4 deaths.

Laura passed through the Leeward Islands, in the Lesser Antilles, the easternmost area of ​​the Caribbean, causing floods and road closures, although no human losses were to be lamented.

In Puerto Rico, Laura caused nearly 200,000 people to be left without power, flooding and blocking roads, although there were no fatalities.

The secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture (DA), Carlos Flores, reported that tropical storm Laura caused losses of 5.5 million dollars in the island’s agricultural sector, after its passage on August 22.

The sectors with the greatest impact were bananas and papayas, to which must be added the dairy and coffee sectors.

In Puerto Rico, in some southern municipalities such as Salinas, local estimates indicate that more than 75% of the agricultural area suffered damage.

Filed Under: Hurricane Nana

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