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27 Aug 2015 description

Message: Erika expected to reach Leeward Islands tonight. Tropical Storm Warning in effect for Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Monsterrat and St. Kitts and Nevis.

THE SITUATION:

26 Aug 2015 description
  • Tropical Cyclone Danny crossed the Leeward islands (northern Lesser Antilles) on 24 August, having weakened to a Tropical Depression. Approximately 56 mm of rainfall were recorded in Dominica within 24 h over 23-24 August.

  • As of 25 August, neither injuries nor flooding have been reported on the islands.

26 Aug 2015 description

Message: A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Monsterrat and St. Kitts and Nevis. CDEMA urges countries in the Northern Leeward Islands to continue monitoring and to enhance their readiness status.

THE SITUATION:

25 Aug 2015 description

Message: Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St Kitts/Nevis. Danny is expected to pass near or over portions of the warning area by late tonight or early Monday.

THE SITUATION:
At 2.00 p.m, Sunday, August 23, 2015 the center of Tropical Storm Danny, was located near latitude 18.8 North and longitude 58.1 West or about 260 miles East Southeast of Antigua and 215 miles East of Gaudeloupe.

24 Aug 2015 description
  • Tropical Cyclone Danny continued moving west towards the northern Lesser Antilles (Leeward Islands), with weakening intensity. On 24 August, at 3.00 UTC, it was a Tropical Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 65 km/h, and its centre was located 155 km east of Dominica.

  • Over the next 24 hrs, Danny is forecast to continue on its western track, probably weakening into a Tropical Depression. It will reach the southern Leeward Islands later on 24 August and cross into the Caribbean Sea.

24 Aug 2015 description
  • On 22 August, Hurricane Danny was downgraded to a Tropical Storm. It is currently located some 780 km from the Leeward Islands and expected to move northeastward.

  • A tropical storm watch is in effect for Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, Saba and Statia. French authorities have declared yellow alert for Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, Saint Barths.

  • The National Hurricane Plan has been activated in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda and shelters have been activated. Other countries have also taken preparedness measures.

13 Aug 2015 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, August 13, 2015 – The 16 Caribbean member governments of CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) completed their catastrophe insurance portfolios for 2015/2016. All 16 Caribbean members renewed their hurricane policies; all 13 that had earthquake policies renewed those; and 12 obtained excess rainfall coverage – an increase of 4 over the 8 countries that purchased excess rainfall policies for the first time last year.

24 Mar 2015 description

A large-scale tsunami response exercise will take place in the Caribbean on 25 March. The purpose of this exercise is to test the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, established in 2005 under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO). It is designed to evaluate the response capacity of Caribbean countries and adjacent regions* in the event of a dangerous tsunami. The organizers** of the test have prepared two scenarii.

01 Dec 2014 description

| Overview |

Working environment The intensification of several humanitarian crises in Africa and in the Middle East is keeping global resettlement needs high. Thanks to the generosity of countries such as the United States and Canada, which have large resettlement programmes, many vulnerable refugees are able to find a solution to their plight.

27 Oct 2014 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, October 27, 2014 – CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) is preparing to make a payout of approximately half a million US dollars to the Government of Anguilla under its excess rainfall insurance policy, as a result of heavy rains that affected the country during Hurricane Gonzalo. Gonzalo passed directly over Anguilla as a Category 1 hurricane on 13 October 2014, leaving behind flood-damaged buildings and communities in its wake.

18 Oct 2014 description

Message:

Hurricane Gonzalo impacted five (5) CDEMA Participating States but to date there have been no requests for CDEMA’s assistance or support.

Event:

15 Oct 2014 description

Message:

Tropical Storm Gonzalo continues to strengthen as it moves across the Northern Leeward Islands. At 2.00 pm today, October 13, 2014 Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect for Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat and St Kitts/Nevis. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the British Virgin Islands and a Hurricane Watch for Anguilla.

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14 Oct 2014 description

NICARAGUA - EARTHQUAKE

• An earthquake of magnitude 7.3M and depth 40km occurred off the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, on 14 October, 3.51 UTC.

• A Tsunami Threat message was issued on 4.11 UTC by the PTWC, for the coasts of Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador up to 300km from the epicentre. JRC calculations indicate a possible tsunami generation of up to 0.1m in the northern coast of Chinandega. The Tsunami warning was discontinued at 4.35 UTC.

14 Oct 2014 description

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS INTENSAS: Las fuertes precipitaciones de los últimos días ocasionan daños de diversa gravedad en Nicaragua, Guatemala, islas Bermudas y Colombia, entre otros países.

  • SEQUÍA: Aumenta el número de familias afectadas en Guatemala a 300,000 mientras el Gobierno y PMA continúan con la distribución de alimentos a estas personas.

14 Oct 2014 description

Highlights

  • INTENSE RAINS: Recent heavy rains have caused damages in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Bermuda islands and Colombia, among other countries.

  • DROUGHT: The number of families affected increased to 300,000. The Government and WFP continue distributing food to affected people.

  • EBOLA: A second case was diagnosed in the USA, representing the first time someone is infected in the country. Countries in the region are strengthening their preparedness plans to deal with possible cases.

14 Oct 2014 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Tue, 14 Oct 2014 01:18 GMT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Hurricane Gonzalo strengthened as it churned through the Caribbean on Monday headed for the British Virgin Islands, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet

13 Aug 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

By Desmond Brown

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Aug 12 2014 (IPS) - Children are often the forgotten ones when policy-makers map out strategies to deal with climate change, even as they are least capable of fending for themselves in times of trouble.

According to David Popo, head of the Social Policy Unit at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). “Very often when we speak about poverty reduction we are not seeing children, children are invisible in terms of development.