Hurricane Irma and Maria Recovery Needs Assessment for Antigua and Barbuda
On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the Islands of Barbuda and Antigua with catastrophic effects. Hurricane Irma made landfall as a category 5 storm (Saffir-Simpson scale). Compounding the situation, on September 18, Hurricane Maria (also a category 5 storm) affected the island of Antigua. Although Hurricane Maria did not make landfall, Antigua was exposed to the north-eastern quadrant of storm and experienced again tropical storm force winds and associated rainfall.
The PDNA report covers the damage, losses, and recovery needs across various sectors following the disaster. A recovery strategy and summary of identified priority actions for recovery is included in the report.
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