U.S. Response to Caribbean Hurricanes Infographic

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, hit the Caribbean beginning on September 6. Less than two weeks later, Hurricane Maria, a second Category 5 storm, struck the region. USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) on September 7. The DART—which at its height comprised 54 people—deployed to 11 locations in the Caribbean to lead the U.S. government’s humanitarian response in coordination with affected governments.

U.S. Government Assistance

More than $14.2 million provided to Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Dominica, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint-Martin, and Sint Maarten

54 members

of USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team deployed to 11 locations

10 Airlifts

An estimated 62,500 people helped by more than 151 metric tons of relief supplies

  • 23 Chainsaws
  • 4,260 Kitchen Sets
  • 10,100 Blankets
  • 5,500 Hygiene Kits
  • 1,410 Rolls of Plastic Sheeting
  • 600 pounds of Chlorine
  • 14,400 Water Containers
  • 2,000 pounds of water purification tablets

U.S. Military Assistance

8 Desalination Units provided by U.S. SOUTHCOM

Forklifts provided to offload cargo

55 Missions to deliver aid & response personnel

155 metric tons of relief supplies delivered

83,020 gallons of potable water produced

Forklifts Provided to offload cargo

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 2:30pm