Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Hurricane Maria in Dominica (2017-09-22)


Activation time (UTC): 2017-09-22 20:23:00 Event time (UTC): 2017-09-19 01:15:00 Event type: Storm (Tropical cyclone, hurricane, typhoon)

Activation reason:
The Caribbean island of Dominica has been devastated by Hurricane Maria that ripped through Dominica as a category four storm late on Monday, damaging hundreds of homes. Maria has already obliterated parts of Dominica that was almost completely devastated. At least 15 people are dead and 20 others are missing after Hurricane pass. Homes have been flattened, schools have been destroyed, telecommunications have been cut off and the island's main hospital is still without electricity Thousands of trees had been snapped and were strewn across the landscape, leaving the island stripped of vegetation.

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2017):  Hurricane Maria in Dominica (2017-09-22). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2017-09-22
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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15.390601283° N, -61.2391258908° E, 15.2898663533° S, -61.4103537951° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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