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03 Dec 2008 description

By Caribbean Net News

Georgetown, Guyana, December 3, 2008 (Caribbean Net News) - Dr Edward Greene, Assistant Secretary-General of the CARICOM Secretariat told the opening ceremony of the 48th Session of the Caribbean Meteorological Council on Monday that it was necessary to re-position the Caribbean Meteorological Organisation (CMO) to address developmental concerns in the international environment.

He argued that for this to be done effectively, there should be close linkages with local and regional disaster management agencies and constant collaboration with other sectors of …

28 Oct 2008 description

THE EVENT

Rains associated with the passage of Tropical Depression 16 during the period October 15 -17, 2008 have resulted in widespread flooding across several districts in Belize. Flood waters have reportedly affected 97 villages and are expected to continuing rising in areas of the Belize, Cayo, Corozal and Orange Walk Districts well into the month of November.

The Cayo District has been significantly impacted and on October 22 was declared a Disaster Area by the Honorable Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize.

Tropical Depression No.

16 Oct 2008 description

Event:

Heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Depression 16 began affecting the southern areas of Belize from the evening of Wednesday October 15. The system is producing a lot of rainfall and this has resulted in flooding in number of the flood prone in the southern districts.

Prognosis

The system has moved inland over Central Guatemala and Western Nicaragua and is a remnant low which continues to weaken and dissipate.

05 Jun 2008 description

Message:

Northern Belize is bracing for floods whilst Southern Belize continues the recovery process after four (4) days of flooding.

The Event:

Tropical Strom Arthur formed on the afternoon of Saturday May 31, 2008 and immediately made landfall in northern Belize on the Yucatan Peninsula. Before becoming the first storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Arthur was Tropical Storm Alma which developed in the Eastern Pacific on May 27.

04 Jun 2008 description

Belize districts affected by floods declared disaster areas

The Event:

Tropical Storm Arthur, formed on Saturday afternoon May 31, 2008 and immediately made landfall in northern Belize on the Yucatan Peninsula. Before becoming the first storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season Tropical Storm Arthur was Tropical Storm Alma which developed in the Eastern Pacific on May 27.

03 Jun 2008 description

Message:

Belize recovering from adverse floods after heavy rains caused rivers in southern and northern Belize to crest their banks

Event:

Tropical Strom Arthur, formed on Saturday afternoon May 31, 2008 and immediately made landfall in northern Belize on the Yucatan Peninsula. Before becoming the first storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season Tropical Storm Arthur was Tropical Storm Alma which developed in the Eastern Pacific on May 27.

02 Jun 2008 description

Message:

Heavy rain across Belize causing rivers in southern and northern Belize to crest their banks.

Event:

Tropical Strom Arthur, formed on Saturday afternoon May 31, 2008 and immediately made landfall in northern Belize on the Yucatan Peninsula. Before becoming the first storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season Tropical Storm Arthur was Tropical Storm Alma which developed in the Eastern Pacific on May 27.

22 Aug 2007 description

Response Actions, Recovery and Rehabilitation Needs

Report Prepared by the Coordinating Unit of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA)

1.0 THE EVENT

Hurricane Dean impacted several of CDERA Participating States during the period Friday August 17 to Tuesday August 21, 2007.

22 Aug 2007 description

REF: 22/08/07 - TC/2007/000135/10

Message: CDERA's Regional Response Mechanism is "Stood Down"

Update August 22, 2007, 7.00 pm EDT

The Event: Hurricane Dean impacted several of CDERA Participating States during the period Friday August 17- Tuesday August 21. Dean's passage through the Eastern Caribbean was as a Category 2 Hurricane, strengthening to a Category 4 as it moved across southern Jamaica and reaching the level of Category 5 as it impacted Belize.

21 Aug 2007 description


REF: 21/08/07 – TC/2007/000135/11

Message: CDERA Mounts Level Two Response to Hurricane Dean Impact

Update August 21, 2007, 4.00 pm EDT

The Event: Hurricane Dean impacted several of CDERA Participating States during the period Friday August 17- Tuesday August 21. Dean's passage through the Eastern Caribbean was as a Category 2 Hurricane, strengthening to a Category 4 as it moved across Jamaica and reaching the level of Category 5 as it impacted Belize.

Six deaths have been caused by Hurricane Dean in the CDERA Participating States.

20 Aug 2007 description

Significant Damage reported in Jamaica, August 20, 2007, 11.00am EDT

The Event: Hurricane Dean impacted the Lesser Antilles on Friday August 17, 2007 as a Category 2 Hurricane Saffir/Simpson Hurricane Scale and as a Category four during its passage across Jamaica on Sunday August 19. As Dean moved past Jamaica maximum sustained winds were near 145 mph (230 km/hr).

Dean caused the deaths of two persons in Dominica and one in Saint Lucia. Generally the damage to the islands of the Lesser Antilles was minimal.

19 Aug 2007 description

Hurricane Dean begins to affect Jamaica, August 19 2007, 3.00 pm EDT

The Event: Hurricane Dean began impacting the Caribbean islands early Friday August 17, 2007 as a Category 2 Hurricane Saffir/Simpson Hurricane Scale.

18 Jul 2005 description

By NEMO Press Officer

The National Emergency Management Organization has declared the all clear or green phase for the entire country of Belize.

This means that weather conditions are now safe for the resumption of normal operations. Those residents who voluntarily departed their homes may now return.

At 6:00 a.m. the center of Hurricane Emily was located over the Yucatan Peninsula near latitude 21.2 degrees north and longitude 88.9 degrees west. This position is about 50 miles east north-east of Merida, Mexico. Emily is moving towards the west north-west at 17 miles per hour.

17 Jul 2005 description

A tropical storm warning for the northern half of Belize from Caye Caulker to the border with Mexico remains in effect as Hurricane Emily approaches. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected in the warning area within the next 24 hours.

Hurricane Emily remains a dangerous Category 4 system that is moving West-Northwest towards the Yucatan Peninsula.

16 Jul 2005 description

Belmopan, Jul 16, 2005 (NEMO) - Extremely Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Emily Strengthens Further as it passes South of Jamaica

16 Jul 2005 description

The Event: At 11:00 am July 16, 2005 Eastern Caribbean Time, the center of Hurricane Emily was located near latitude 16.2 north, longitude 77.3 west or about 130 miles SSW of Kingston, Jamaica and about 335 miles SE of Grand Cayman. Emily is once again a Category 4 Hurricane on the Saffir Simpson Scale and is moving WNW near 18 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph with gusts. This general motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours and should bring the centre of Hurricane EMILY south of Jamaica today and near Grand Cayman Island tonight.

15 Jul 2005 description

The Event

At 8:00 am July 15, 2005 Eastern Caribbean Time, the center of Hurricane Emily was located near latitude 14.1 north, longitude 70.0 west or about 525 miles ESE of Kingston, Jamaica. Emily is now a Category 4 Hurricane on the Saffir Simpson Scale and is moving WNW near 20 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 135 mph. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for all of Jamaica. The Cayman Islands is currently under a Hurricane WATCH.

The Prognosis: Hurricane Emily continues to pose a significant threat to the North Western Caribbean Islands.

14 Dec 2001 description


The 2001 hurricane season was above average.

In December 2000 Professor William M Gray et al, forecasted that the 2001 hurricane season would be a below average hurricane season. However, at the beginning of the 2001 hurricane season, this team updated their forecast on June 07, 2001 to indicate that the season would be above average consisting of 12 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 intense hurricanes. The long-term averages are: Tropical Storms-10, Hurricanes-6 and Major Hurricanes-2. (NOAA, 2001).

19 Oct 2001 description
Name of Donor Administering NEMO Committee Assistance Requested/Pledged Usage Location to be used Source of Procurement Status of Request/Pledge
Bilateral - Government
UK Government  HMS Coventry and the Black Rover requested to return to Belize To aid in the …