Hurricane Dean

2007 | August 13 – 22, 2007

Hurricane Dean formed west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands as a tropical depression on August 13, 2007.

On August 21, it made landfall on the east coast of Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico as a category five hurricane. Dean’s strong winds, rains, and storm surge were responsible for 32 deaths across five countries: Haiti, Mexico, Jamaica, Dominica, and St. Lucia.

CDC activated its EOC to support hurricane-response activities.

These activities include:

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  • ensuring appropriate public health and personal safety communications are delivered
  • maintaining situational awareness of media interest, reports, etc. of outbreak events
  • coordinating daily updates and decisions about teleconferences between all involved parties
  • gaining information (through collection and documentation) for future responses