Miami, United States | AFP | Wednesday 9/28/2016 - 17:14 GMT
Tropical Storm Matthew formed in the Atlantic over the Lesser Antilles on Wednesday and threatened to become a hurricane by Friday, US forecasters said.
Tropical storm warnings were issued for Guadeloupe and Martinique, as well as Barbados, Dominica, St Vincent, Grenada and St Lucia.
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Message: Dominica: CDEMA CU continues to coordinate the Regional Response Mechanism to moblise support to Dominica.
Message: Dominica: Evacuation of residents of Petit Savanne. Prime Minister declared nine 9 Special Disaster Areas.
Tropical Storm ERIKA continued moving west-northwest over the northern Atlantic Ocean towards the Leeward Islands. On 27 August at 3.00 UTC its centre was located approximately 175km east-southeast of Antigua and it had maximum sustained winds of 74 km/h.
Miami, United States | AFP | Thursday 8/27/2015 - 00:11 GMT
Tropical storm Erika took aim at the Caribbean and storm warnings went up in Puerto Rico and in several other islands in anticipation of heavy rains, US forecasters said.
With winds of 75 kilometers (45 miles) per hour, Erika was 315 kilometers east of Antigua at 2100 GMT, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said, warning of the potential for flash floods in places.
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.
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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.
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.
Washington/Nairobi, 24 September 2009 -The pace and scale of climate change may now be outstripping even the most sobering predictions of the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC).
An analysis of the very latest, peer-reviewed science indicates that many predictions at the upper end of the IPCC's forecasts are becoming ever more likely.
Meanwhile, the newly emerging science points to some events thought likely to occur in longer-term time horizons, as already happening or set to happen far sooner than had previously …
This situation report is based on information received from, the UN Emergency Technical Team (UNETT) in the affected countries, the Regional Office in Panama and the National Hurricane Centre.
- The Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes visited Haiti on 23 and 24 October.
This situation report is based on information received from, the UN Emergency Technical Team (UNETT) in the affected countries, the Regional Office in Panama and the National Hurricane Centre. This situation report covers the effects of storms and Hurricanes "Gustav", "Ike" and "Omar" in the Caribbean.
- The Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, will visit Haiti on 23-24 October to review the response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the storms and hurricanes that hit the country.
- Shelter material is still a priority as well as …
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HURRICANE OMAR ADVISORY NUMBER 12
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL152008
Intense hurricane Omar struck the Virgin Islands as a hurricane at about 01:00 GMT on 16 October. Data supplied by the US National Hurricane Center suggest that the point of landfall was near 16.9 N, 65.0 W. Omar brought 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 148 km/h (92 mph). Wind gusts in the area may have been considerably higher.
Hurricane Omar crossed the northern Leeward Islands as a major Category 3 storm. Warnings are being issued for other islands in the Caribbean Sea as the hurricane moves northeastward.