Hurricane Irma

Contact Info

+718-665-0400
contact@dominicanosusa.org

Islands affected:

  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra
  • Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Saba, St. Eustatius and Sint Maarten
  • Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy
  • The British Virgin Islands

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NUMEROS DE CONTACTOS EN CASO DE EMERGENCIA

Defensa Civil Republica Dominicana- (809)-472- 8614
Centro De Operaciones de Emergencia (COE) of D.R.- (809)-472- 0909
Onamet-(809)- 788-1122
Cuerpo Bomberos (809)-682- 2000
Policia Dominicana-(809)- 682-2151
MOPC (809)-565- 2811
Red Cross-(809)- 334-4545
Policia Metro-(809)- 686-6520
Ministerio de Portal de Transparencia-(809)- 541-3121
CDEEE-(809)- 535-9098

About Hurricane Irma

Category 5 Hurricane

Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or two, but Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 or 5 hurricanes during the next couple of days. Irma is the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic since 2007. Hurricane Ivan’s highest sustained wind speeds were 165 and Hurricane Katrina reached 175 mph.

What is a Hurricane?


Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over the water and move toward land. Threats from hurricanes include high winds, heavy rainfall, storm surge, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents and tornadoes. These large storms are called typhoons in the North Pacific Ocean and cyclones in other parts of the world.

Basic Preparedness Tips

  • Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency for more information.
  • Put together a go-bag: disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, medications, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate
  • If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads.
  • Make a family emergency communication plan.
  • Many communities have text or email alerting systems for emergency notifications. To find out what alerts are available in your area, search the Internet for your town, city, or county name and the word “alerts.”

Cómo prepararse ante la llegada de un huracán

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El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias (COE) ha emitido algunas recomendaciones que la población debe tener en cuenta antes de la llegada de un huracán, en este caso de Irma de categoría 3, que tienen a seguir fortaleciendo sus vientos y podría afectar a la República Dominicana a mediados de esta semana.1.- Antes de un huracán, si decide quedarse en su hogar, ubique la zona más fuerte de la casa y aléjese de las puertas y ventanas.

2.-Busca un radio de baterías, lámpara de mano o foco y cubrir con una bolsa plástica los documentos más importantes.

3.-Conseguir agua potable y alimentos, preferiblemente enlatados.

4. Conocer los centros de albergue.

5.- El COE pide a la población seguir las informaciones emitidas por la Oficina Nacional de Meteorología acerca del desplazamiento de Irma.

6.- No obstaculizar el desplazamiento de los organismos de socorro ni autoridades dedicadas a la organización de la comunidad.

7.- Investigar si existe un plan de emergencia en su localidad, esto implica los centros de albergues.