Antigua and BarbudaOngoing
The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.
Warnings lifted for CDEMA Participating States; Damage Assessments being finalised
Tropical Storm Warnings have been lifted for Turks and Caicos Islands, south eastern Bahamas and San Salvador Island in the Bahamas
Hurricane Earl is now a Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Maximum winds are 125 mph (205 km/hr) with higher gusts. Some strengthening of this system is possible.
At 2 p.m., the Centre of Hurricane Earl was located at Latitude 25.7 North, Longitude 72.7 West.
Grand Cayman, 31 August, 2010 - The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) is preparing to make a payout to the Government of Anguilla as a result of Tropical Cyclone Earl which passed close to Anguilla and other islands in the northeastern Caribbean as a major hurricane yesterday.
Early reports indicate that Earl blew the roofs off of buildings and downed many power lines in Anguilla. Severe beach erosion and flooding have also impacted the island.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 (as at 2:00 P.M. AST)
Impacted CDEMA Participating States assess damages in the aftermath of Hurricane Earl
Hurricane Earl has cleared the Virgin Islands.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands and the south eastern Bahamas.
Hurricane Earl is a Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Maximum winds are 135 mph (215 km/hr) with higher gusts.
At 2 p.m., the Centre of Hurricane Earl was located at Latitude 21.5 North, Longitude 68.5 West.
This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time.
Monday, August 30, 2010 (as at 8:00 A.M. AST)
Initial Impacts in CDEMA Participating States as Hurricane Earl Continues to Strengthen as it Moves Across the Northern Leeward Islands
A Hurricane Warning is still in effect for Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, Montserrat and the Virgin Islands. A Hurricane Warning in this instance means that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 12 hours.
Hurricane Earl is a Category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale.
This report covers the period 01 January 2009 to 31 December 2009.
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