UN prepares for Hurricane Wilma in Caribbean

19 October 2005

As Hurricane Wilma – now a highly dangerous category five storm – makes its way through the Caribbean, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is keeping close contact with its offices in Cuba and Honduras to monitor the storm’s progress.

After Hurricane Stan caused severe flooding and landslides in Central America and Mexico earlier this month, OCHA is especially concern about the potential damage Hurricane Wilma might cause if it hits parts of Central America and the Caribbean, UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said today.

In response, OCHA has been in constant touch with the UN Resident Coordinators in Cuba and Honduras who are watching the situation closely.


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