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27 Sep 2017 description

This document has been prepared to provide information to Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, the IFRC and their partners on the CARICOM institutional and legal framework for regional humanitarian response in case of disaster, which is currently being tested in the context of the response to Category 5 Hurricane IRMA and Category 4 Hurricane MARIA that strongly impacted the Caribbean region.

21 Sep 2017 description

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is standing firmly with its member countries that have been impacted by Hurricane Irma.

The Bank has disbursed a grant of EC$1 million each to the Governments of Anguilla and Antigua and Barbuda to support relief and early recovery.

11 Sep 2017 description

September 11, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced support for its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) affected by Hurricane Irma, and for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), which is coordinating the Region’s response to the affected states.

08 Sep 2017 description

Crisis overview

Hurricane Irma made landfall on northeast Caribbean islands during the early hours local time of 6 September, affecting Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, St Barthélemy, St. Martin, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and other islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The hurricane is passing over Turks and Caicos, southern Bahamas, northern Dominican Republic and northern Haiti on 8 September.

Forecast

07 Sep 2017 description
report Humanity Road

Situation​ ​Overview

This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​report​ ​of​ ​early​ ​indications​ ​of​ ​impacts​ ​of​ ​Hurricane​ ​Irma​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Leeward​ ​Islands​ ​and​ ​also includes​ ​useful​ ​information​ ​links​ ​for​ ​islands​ ​in​ ​Irma’s​ ​path.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​based​ ​on​ ​initial​ ​reports​ ​from​ ​social media​ ​and​ ​public​ ​domain​ ​sources.​ ​Humanity​ ​Road​ ​activated​ ​its​ ​disaster​ ​desk​ ​on​ ​Tuesday, September​ ​5th​ ​in​ ​advance​ ​of​ ​initial​ ​landfall​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Caribbean.​ ​Situation​ ​Report​ ​#1​ ​was​ ​published​ ​on September​ ​6,​ ​2017.

07 Sep 2017 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, September 7, 2017 – CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) will be making payouts totalling approximately US$15.6 million (EC$42 million) to the Governments of Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla and St. Kitts & Nevis as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma which triggered payments on these countries’ Tropical Cyclone policies. Preliminary calculations of the payouts for each country are: (see attached PDF)

07 Sep 2017 description

Washington, D.C., 6 de septiembre de 2017 (OPS/OMS) - Los países del Caribe están desplegando personal, activando planes de emergencia y advirtiendo a sus ciudadanos que se preparen para el huracán Irma, con el apoyo de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), que ha activado su Equipo de Trabajo en Desastres y equipos regionales de respuesta en toda la región.

29 Aug 2011 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, August 28, 2011 – The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) has announced that, while Hurricane Irene resulted in registered losses in six of its member countries (Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Haiti, St. Kitts & Nevis and the Turks & Caicos Islands), none of the policies of these countries were triggered. Of these territories, the highest losses were determined for the Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands. None of the other four countries was impacted by more than lower Tropical Storm-force winds (under 50mph).

31 Aug 2010 description

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.

16 Jun 2009 description

As the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction sets to work in Geneva and the hurricane season approaches, the European Commission's humanitarian aid office (ECHO), which reports to European Commissioner Louis Michel, has granted EUR 7 million for its 7th disaster‑preparedness action plan in the Caribbean. Priority will be given to the most vulnerable and exposed communities. About 300 000 people will benefit directly.

Since the programme was launched in …

30 Oct 2008 description

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

- The Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes visited Haiti on 23 and 24 October.

22 Oct 2008 description

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

- 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 …

16 Oct 2008 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only. Hurricane Omar formed on 16 October causing heavy rain and flooding in several Caribbean Islands including Antigua, St.

16 Oct 2008 description

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WTNT35 KNHC 160848
TCPAT5
BULLETIN
HURRICANE OMAR ADVISORY NUMBER 12
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL152008

16 Oct 2008 description

By CDERA

Bridgetown, Barbados October 16, 2008 (CDERA)- Late yesterday, October 15, into this morning Thursday, October 16, 2008, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands(BVI), Montserrat, Saint Kitts & Nevis and were impacted by a Category Three Hurricane Omar.

At 11:00am AST today, the centre of Hurricane Omar was situated at latitude 20.2 north, longitude 61.3 west, or about 180 miles (290 km) north east of the Northern Leeward Islands. All warnings for St.

15 Oct 2008 description

ZCZC MIATCPAT5 ALL
TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
BULLETIN
HURRICANE OMAR ADVISORY NUMBER 11
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL152008

15 Oct 2008 description

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WTNT35 KNHC 151449
TCPAT5
BULLETIN
HURRICANE OMAR ADVISORY NUMBER 9
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL152008

15 Oct 2008 description

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WTNT35 KNHC 152044
TCPAT5
BULLETIN
HURRICANE OMAR ADVISORY NUMBER 10
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL152008