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Post Disasters Lessons Learned By Eric R. Henry Administrative Secretary Health Institutions Ministry of Health Antigua and Barbuda
I will limit my experiences to Hurricanes.
HURRICANES EXPERIENCE (Antigua and Barbuda) HUGO 29 th September 1989 IRIS 27 th August 1995 LUIS4-5 th September 1995 MARILYN15 th September 1995 GEORGES29 th October 1998 JOSÉ19 th October 1999 LENNY20 th November 1999
Approximate Dollar Damage for Hurricane Luis (4-5 September 1995) Homes Damaged or destroyed77,617,825.00 Public Facilities13,000,000.00 Agriculture & Fisheries16,171,550.00 Utilities22,230,377.00 Health30,600,500.00 Education15,000,000.00 Business80,000,000.00 Environment29,000.000.00 Tourism30,600,500.00 Churches 9,018,853.00 321,239,605.00 Note : Data Supplied by National Office of Disaster Services (N.O.D.S)
Lessons Learned Health Facilities must be properly planned for Plan for the inevitable Importance of storing equipment at one central location Costs for relocation of services Rental Snags in Rental Major Issues for consideration when renting or leasing Assessment after the event
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA Antigua and Barbuda became an independent nation on 1 November 1981. Antigua has six parishes with an area of 108 square miles, a population of 66,000 persons. (Census May-2002). Barbuda has one parish with an area of 62 square Miles and a population of 1200 persons.
ANTIGUA Has 1 public hospital with 187 beds. Has 1 private hospital with 40 beds. Has 1 privately-run medical school. Has 9 health centres and 17 satelites clinics. There is also a small hospital in Barbuda. Barbuda is about 46 miles north of Antigua, and is about 16 minutes flying time.
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