GEM has conducted the following missions in the hurricane category:
On October 31, 2020, the category 4 hurricane ETA hit Central America devastating the region – reporting 57 dead & hundreds missing. On November 16, another Cat 5 hurricane, Iota ravaged the region.
The 2020 hurricane season is ravaging the Gulf Coast. Tropical Storm Cristobal, Hurricanes Marco, Laura, Sally and impending Hurricane Delta have caused $15B+ in damages disrupting millions of lives.
On August 24, 2019, the Category 5 Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, and was the worst natural disaster in the country’s history with wind speeds of 183 mph and $3.4 billion+ reported damages.
In October 2018, Hurricane Willa brought torrential rains and destructive winds to southwestern Mexico, in Sinaloa and Nayarit. Six fatalities and substantial property damage were reported.
On August 31, 2018, Hurricane Florence was a powerful and long-lived Cape Verde hurricane that caused catastrophic damage in the Carolina, as a result of freshwater flooding due to torrential rain.
In September 2017, Hurricane Irma was a powerful Cape Verde hurricane that caused widespread destruction across its path and was recorded as one of the most powerful hurricanes in the Atlantic.
On August 21, 2020, Hurricane Isaac hit the Antilles and Haiti. Flooding and river overflow led to structural damage and washed aways roadways that prevented aid from entering the affected area.