Summary of impact of Hurricane “Sandy" on CDEMA participating states

Report
from Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
Published on 09 Nov 2012

THE EVENT

Hurricane Sandy impacted three (3) CDEMA Participating States during the period Tuesday, October 23 to Saturday, October 27, 2012. On Monday, October 22 at 10 a.m. the system was upgraded from Tropical Depression #18 to Tropical Storm Sandy. This was followed by a subsequent upgrade to a Category 1 Hurricane on Wednesday, October 24 at 10 a.m. Rapid strengthening of the weather system resulted in a third upgrade on Thursday, October 25 to a Category 2 Hurricane.

During the passage of Sandy, Jamaica sustained winds of up to 80 mph while Bahamas reported winds of up to 85 mph. Haiti was not significantly impacted by winds however, there were reports of heavy rainfall (approximately 500 mm) carried by the system’s outer bands.