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Martinique Situation Report - 19 August

On Sunday, August 19 Hurricane Dean left 70% of the island is without electricity or water. It is expected to take five days to restore service. The island’s entire crop of bananas and sugar cane was lost. No strategic infrastructure (hospital, EOC, airport, refinery) was affected. The supply of medicines was not affected. Epidemiological surveillance for dengue has been initiated. Hurricane Dean had a greater impact along the southern Atlantic coast (Marin and St. Anne) than in the capital, Fort de France.   


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