Situation Overview

Hurricane Irma, Category 5 on the hurricane Saffir-Simpson wind scale, was one of the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin and barreled near Haiti’s northern shoreline on Thursday 7 September. The northern departments including North, North West and North East experienced sustained winds up to 185mp/h (295km/h), storm surge, and heavy rains leading to flooding. In the wake of the hurricane’s passage, the Government of Haiti through the Directorate for Civil Protection (DPC) had issued a Red Alert (highest alert) and activated the National Emergency Operations Center (COUN) as well as the Departmental Centers for Emergency Operation (COUD). The DPC had confirmed evacuation activities.

List of Evacuation Centers

Mira Assesment

IOM and partners have conducted multi sectorial assessment at Section Communale level using the MIRA form (forms and instructions available in the Related Documents section below). For better coordination amongst partners, here is an overview of who have been covering what, data is available in the next section: