Wednesday, October 26, 2005

UN-OCHA - The Caribbean: Hurricane Wilma Situation Report No. 7, 10/26/05

Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Date: 26 Oct 2005

The Caribbean: Hurricane Wilma OCHA Situation Report No. 7

Ref: OCHA/GVA – 2005/0188

OCHA Situation Report No. 7
Hurricane Wilma – The Caribbean
26 October 2005


The following report is based on information provided by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Cuba and Mexico, the Regional Disaster Response Advisor Office in Panama as well as the national emergency management agencies in both countries.


7. Cancun’s airport remains closed and it is unclear when it would reopen. The road to the nearest airport in Merida is impassable. It is not clear how many tourists are stranded.

8. On 25 October, the Mexican Red Cross started the distributions of food and water supplies, kitchen kits, hygiene kits, plastic sheeting and mosquito nets to Cancun, Puerto Maderos, Isla Mujeres, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel.

International Response

9. No request for international assistance has been made by either Mexico or Cuba.

10. OCHA is in close contact with the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Offices in Cuba and Mexico, and will revert with further information as it becomes available.

11. For further information, please refer to the Website of the National Hurricane Service in Miami at, and

12. This situation report, together with further information on other ongoing emergencies is also available on the OCHA Internet Website at

Telephone: +41-22-917 12 34
Fax: +41-22-917 00 23

In case of emergency only: Tel. +41-22-917 20 10

Desk Officers:

Mr. Ricardo Mena
E-mail:, direct Tel. +41- 22- 917-1455

Mr. Dusan Zupka
E-mail:, direct Tel. +41-22-917 1645

Press contact:

(GVA) Ms. Elizabeth Byrs, direct Tel. +41-22-917 2653
(N.Y.) Ms. Stephanie Bunker, direct Tel. +1-917-367 51 26

With the exception of public UN sources, reproduction or redistribution of the above text, in whole, part or in any form, requires the prior consent of the original source.


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