Haiti - FLASH : General Mobilization face the IRMA threat
The Government has established a Command Center in the residence of the Prime Minister. The National Urgent Operation Center (COUN) will pass its instructions to all territorial authorities. "The departmental delegates will coordinate the actions according to the structures set up. The town halls and Casecs will intervene in communes and communal sections, with the support of civil protection. The Ministry of Planning will oversee the actions of NGOs and aid agencies. He will also have to keep in touch with the UN humanitarian system," the Prime Minister said Tuesday at his official residence.
Tuesday, Aviol Fleurant, the Minister of Planning, called for the collaboration of all sectors concerned to manage the disaster announced. Jean Max Gabriel, the Deputy Coordinator of the Permanent Secretariat for Risk Management (SPGRD), has announced the establishment of strong prevention structures, particularly in the five departments most concerned: Northern, North-East, North -West, Central Plateau and West.
The Departmental Directors of the MPCE and several representatives of NGOs stated that they had taken all necessary steps to accompany the population before, during and after IRMA.
The town halls of the coastal areas will receive between 200,000 and 500,000 Gourdes, to face the first emergency interventions confirmed Jude Edouard Pierre the President of the National Federation of Haitian Mayors (FENAMH)
No less than 10,000 Haitian Red Cross volunteers and 8,000 civil protection brigadiers will be mobilized, confirmed Max Rudolph Saint-Albin the Minister of the Interior.
793 temporary shelters are available through 7 departments of the country.
Police officers of the Firefighting Corps and rescue workers in particular will be available to all contingencies.
Jerry Chandler, the Director of Civil Protection, announced the commissioning, from Tuesday, of an emergency number, 105 for among other things, allow citizens to alert the authorities in case of difficulties.
Citizens are urged to take measures to protect their documents which may be damaged by water or blown by the winds. They must also prepare to have something to eat and drink during the hurricane.
SPECIAL NOTICE : The Maritime and Navigation Service of Haiti (SEMANAH) reports that on the northern coastal zone, an east wind is currently blowing 10 to 15 knots with waves 5 to 8 feet which will become 9 to 12 feet approach of IRMA, the sea becoming very large at the passage of the hurricane.
As a result, all cabotage activities for sailboats and small boats are prohibited for the Great North until further notice.
Given the threat posed by IRMA, Digicel has stepped up its emergency plan and ensured that all its sites throughout the country are in good condition. It has also put a significant amount of additional credit on the market to ensure that its customers remain connected. "We have put in place all the resources needed to face the hurricane, our technical teams and engineers are mobilized throughout the country. In the event of any damage to our network, rest assured that we will be ready to react quickly. "
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