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03 Dec 2014 description

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
USAID Press Office
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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

30 Mar 2014 description

L’exercice d’alerte au tsunami qui s’est déroulé le 26 mars dans les Caraïbes a connu une participation sans précédent comparée aux tests effectués en 2011 et 2013. Organisé sous les auspices de la Commission océanographique intergouvernementale (COI) de l’UNESCO, cet exercice montre l’implication des pays concernés et la prise de conscience de la menace que représentent les tsunamis dans la région.

30 Mar 2014 description

The level of participation in the tsunami warning exercise that took place on 26 March in the Caribbean was unprecedented, compared with similar exercises in 2011 and 2013. Organized under the auspices of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), it reflects the commitment of the countries concerned and a growing awareness of the tsunami threat in the region.

28 Mar 2014 description

El ensayo de alerta de tsunami que se desarrolló el 26 de marzo en el Caribe obtuvo una participación sin precedentes comparado con otros que se habían desarrollado en 2011 y 2013. Organizado bajo los auspicios de la Comisión Oceanográfica Intergubernamental (COI) de la UNESCO, el ensayo muestra la implicación de los países concernidos y la toma de conciencia respecto a la amenaza que representan los tsunamis en la región.

28 Aug 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

 HURRICANE SEASON: Tropical Storm Isaac caused flooding and landslides leaving 8 dead.

 VENEZUELA: More than 2,135 people were evacuated in the state of Sucre due to rains

 EL SALVADOR: A 6.7 magnitude earthquake caused alarm. No damage was reported

28 Aug 2012 description

DESTACADOS:

 TEMPORADA DE HURACANES: Tormenta Tropical Isaac causa inundaciones y deslaves dejando 8 muertos.

 VENEZUELA: Más de 2,135 personas fueron evacuadas en el Estado de Sucre por las lluvias.

 EL SALVADOR: Sismo de 6.7 grados causa alarma entre la población. No se reportan daños.

22 Aug 2011 description
report Reuters - AlertNet
  • Storm could be season's 1st Atlantic hurricane by Monday

  • Northwest path over Caribbean could threaten Florida

  • Puerto Rico governor urges residents to take shelter (Updates storm strength, position, adds quotes)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Irene strengthened as it barreled across the Caribbean toward Puerto Rico on Sunday on a course that could take it to Florida later in the week.

21 Aug 2011 description
report Reuters - AlertNet
  • Northwestward path over Caribbean could threaten Florida

  • Caribbean islands issue tropical storm warnings

  • Harvey over northern Guatemala, seen weakening (Updates position of Irene, adds Harvey weakening)

MIAMI, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Irene formed east of the Leeward Islands on Saturday and was expected to become a hurricane in the next two days heading on a northwestward track through the Caribbean that may threaten Florida.

02 Aug 2011 description
report Government of Cuba

La tormenta tropical Emily mantiene este martes en estado de alerta a las islas del Caribe, donde comienzan a sentirse las fuertes lluvias, las ráfagas y las inundaciones costeras.

El Centro Nacional de Huracanas de Estados Unidos (CNH) llamó a los países del área a mantenerse atentos, pues está previsto que el ciclón aumente su intensidad en las próximas 24 horas, reporta Prensa Latina.

De acuerdo con el meteorólogo Javier Serrano, Emily tiene vientos máximos sostenidos de 65 kilómetros por hora y se espera que aumente hasta los 97 entre este martes y el miércoles.

10 May 2011 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, May 10 , 2011 – (CDEMA) – National Disaster Managers, Regional organizations, development partners and space agencies advance in the development of user-defined satellite products for disaster management in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Satellite Disaster Pilot (CSDP) Partners Review meeting was hosted by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, Friday April 29, 2011 in collaboration with the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).

24 Nov 2010 description

Release Date: November 24, 2010

Release Number: HQ-10-222FactSheet

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Assistance for the Territorial and Local Governments Can Include as Required:

-Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for repairing or replacing damaged public facilities, such as roads, bridges, utilities, buildings, schools, recreational areas and similar publicly owned property, as well as …