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SURINAME: Severe weather conditions, causing damage to multiple structures.
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The National Coordination Center for Disaster Relief (NCCR) of Suriname reported strong winds and heavy rainfall on August 17, 2017 which caused damage in the following districts:

  • Commewijne – The roofs of four (4) houses were blown off and the windshield of one (1) car was broken by debris.
  • Paramaribo – The Presidential Palace, a cultural heritage building, suffered damage to its roof. The Torarica Hotel/ Casino suffered damage to its structure from high winds and fallen trees. The roofs of two (2) houses were blown off.
  • Wanica – The Ministry of Social Affairs building suffered damage due to a fallen tree. The roofs of three (3) houses were blown off.

On August 18 – 19, 2017, the districts of Paramaribo, Wanica and Para experienced continued severe weather conditions which caused further damage to roofs, bill boards and fell trees.

 

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