Updated September 11, 2017. Situation Report No 4 is now published. This report focuses on the healthcare situation in the Caribbean following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose and provides resources and information based on early indications for medical and health impacts by country and island. This report should be considered preliminary information based on social media and open sources. On September 11, 2017, Humanity Road conducted a special data mining effort to identify medical and health situation reports from official sources, social media and open sources. The report contains specific island updates where possible.
Humanity Road activated its disaster desk on Tuesday, September 5th in advance of initial landfall in the Caribbean. Situation Report No 1 was published on September 6, 2017, and Situation Report No 2 was published on September 7.
Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, hit the eastern Caribbean on September 5, 2017 as a Category 5 hurricane with winds of up to 185 miles an hour. source1 source2 source3 source4