The Cayman Islands Red Cross has officially launched an emergency appeal to help the most vulnerable communities affected by Hurricane Matthew.
This dangerous hurricane swept through the region causing substantial damage and loss of life in Haiti as a category-four storm with heavy rains and winds of up to 145mph lashing the south-west of the country.
The aftermath has been extensive flooding and mudslides, electricity and water shortages, and damages to road infrastructure, buildings and agriculture across the Western Caribbean.
In Haiti an estimated 350,000 people have been affected, with 15,623 displaced people living in shelters. The most recent reports estimate over 1,000 people have died.
More than 1 million people were evacuated in eastern Cuba with the town of Baracoa badly affected with 90% of houses damaged.
The Dominican Republic has seen more than 36,500 people evacuated, with 3,000 homes destroyed, flooded or damaged.
The Bahamas has sustained damage to property and roadways due to a powerful storm surge as well as experiencing power cuts.
The Hurricane Matthew Appeal will cover assistance for the most vulnerable in countries currently affected.
Persons wishing to donate to the Cayman Islands Red Cross Hurricane Matthew Appeal can contribute directly at Butterfield Bank account #136035054-00-60 or at the CI Red Cross Administrative Offices on the
ground floor of Cayman Corporate Centre on Hospital Road.
Stay tuned to the Cayman Islands Red Cross Facebook page and the local media for updates or contact 916-3345, 916-1742, 926-3179 or email@example.com for more information.
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