Briefing 
 

Hurricane Irma: help needed 

Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane, reached the northern Leeward Islands (FR), Barbuda and Saint Martin (FR, NL), British and US Virgin Islands on 6 September. Heavy rain, very strong winds and a storm surge caused the deaths of at least ten people, with many others injured and thousands displaced. 95% of the houses in Barbuda were damaged.


The centre of Irma is expected to pass north of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti on 7-8 September, south of the Turks and Caicos (UK) and the Bahamas on 8-9 September, and north of Cuba on 9-10 September. It could reach southern Florida (USA) on 10-11 September.


Procedure:  Commission statements with debate

Debate:  Wednesday 13 September


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