Dominica Post-Disaster Needs Assessment following Hurricane Maria

Dominica PDNA

On 18 September, 2017, Tropical Cyclone (TC) Maria made landfall on Dominica as a category 5 storm with winds exceeding 277 km/h.  The government confirmed the death of 31 people and 37 people missing.

Following an official request from the government of Dominica for post-disaster assistance on 25 September 2017, the European Union (EU), United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the WB/GFDRR supported the government in undertaking a post-disaster assessment, in close collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Caribbean Development Bank.

Financed by the ACP-EU NDRR Program, the post-disaster assessment concluded that Hurricane Maria resulted in total damages of EC$2.51 billion (US$930.9 million) and losses of EC$1.03 billion (US$380.2 million), which amounts to 226 percent of 2016 gross domestic product (GDP).

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