Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands (2017-09-19)


Activation time (UTC): 2017-09-19 18:07:00 Event time (UTC): 2017-09-19 00:00:00 Event type: Storm (Tropical cyclone, hurricane, typhoon)

Activation reason:
Maria is the sixth hurricane to have formed in the Atlantic Basin this season. Rainfall on many of the islands on Maria’s path could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. In the Dominican Republic, the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has convened in advance of Hurricane Maria and has already placed 20 provinces on alert for hurricane conditions. Authorities are evaluating priority evacuation zones.

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2017):  Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands (2017-09-19). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2017-09-19
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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18.5863143244° N, -64.5568053835° E, 17.5766274253° S, -66.847390729° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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