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Event: TC Tropical Cyclone
Number: 2010-000216
Country: HTI Haiti
Date (YMD): 2010-10-31
Information Source:UNOCHA
Comments: Haiti plans for assistance to 500,000 people as Hurricane Tomas approaches
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Tropical Cyclone,Barbados: Tropical Storm Tomas has resulted in wide spread roof loss, downed power lines and fallen trees across Barbados. Over 17 inches of rain was reported at the airport. Approximately, 130 homes have been damaged, mainly in the parishes of St. George and St. Lucy, though damage has also been reported in the parishes of St. Phillip, St. Andrew, St. Joseph, St. Michael and St. Michel. 80% of the electrical service to Barbados was disrupted and water supply was significantly reduced in many areas, although both services are now being restored. Brown water contamination has also been reported in some areas. The disruption to water services has left some polyclinics closed. Telephone lines are still experiencing disruption across the island but cell phones are operational.

Tropical Cyclone,Saint Vincent & The Grenadines: St Vincent and the Grenadines experienced high winds and heavy rains, which resulted in significant damage across the island, especially on the windward side and in the Northwest of the island. 600 houses have been damaged and around 14 destroyed, and 163 people (46 families) are lacking adequate shelter in Bruceville and Vieus Fort. Seven government buildings are damaged and eight schools have been badly damaged

Tropical Cyclone,Saint Lucia: In St Lucia, the brunt of the storm was felt in the southern part of the island. The island experienced sustained winds of 90 - 95 mph which caused significant loss and damage to several houses and small commercial structures in communities. Altogether 110 houses in Roseau Valley have been reported with roof damage and severe flooding; in Bruceville, 45 houses have lost their roofs forcing 163 persons to accommodate in shelters. The area of Soufriere has been cut off by landslides and is currently inaccessible by land. Laborie has experienced severe flooding. The dam at Roseau is currently inaccessible, causing irregularity in the water service. Choc and Bois D'orange bridges have been destroyed between Castries and Gros Islet. The Northern section of the island encompassing Gros-islet and Castries has been severely affected by flood waters and strong winds. In the capital city of Castries, the flood waters have affected most businesses in the city and strong winds partially damaged the House of Assembly roof. Hewanorra airport is still closed.