Bridgetown, Barbados, January 12th, 2017 - Today January 12, 2017 marks the 6th anniversary of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti. The earthquake affected over 3 million people and claimed up to 150,000 lives.
Security, public health and disaster management personnel from across the Caribbean will be put to the test as they participate in a training exercise aimed at improving regional responses during an emergency situation.
The exercise, Synergy 2017, will present emergency scenarios that could occur in the Caribbean region.
The exercise will take place from January 11 to 12 at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) based in Barbados.
Message: A tropical disturbance with heavy showers and thundershowers is producing severe weather conditions over the Central-Eastern Caribbean islands since Monday November 28th 2016. The islands of Barbados, Dominica and Saint Lucia have experienced some flooding while Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has experienced flooding and landslides.
Bridgetown, Barbados, November 21st, 2016 (CDEMA) – The Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) response to the devastation in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew on October 4, 2016 is deemed a resounding success. CARICOM’s response was led by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in providing emergency relief supplies and early recovery operations in the two most affected areas of Les Cayes and Jérémie.
1.0 The Situation:
Hurricane Matthew, the 5th named hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season, was formed near the Windward Islands on September 28, 2016. As a Tropical Storm, Matthew impacted Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday September 28, 2016. As a Hurricane, Matthew impacted Jamaica on the 3rd; Haiti on the 4th and The Commonwealth of the Bahamas during 4th - 6th October, 2016.