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Barbados, Feb 18, 2005 (CDERA) - A released by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) today shows that some Caribbean countries are not fully utilising disaster loss reduction tools available to them.
TIME: 12.00 noon
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Barbados, Sep 16, 2004 (CDERA) -- An updated weather forecast, issued this month, predicts more intense hurricane activity for the next six weeks.
In his revision, Professor William Gray of the Atmospheric Science Department of the Colorado State University is predicting a total of 16 storms, eight hurricanes, and five intense hurricanes.
JOSE NOW UPGRADED TO HURRICANE STATUS AND BEARING DOWN ON THE LESSER ANTILLES
Jose is now categorized as a Hurricane and is approaching the Lesser Antilles. Hurricane warnings have been issued for Dominica, Montserrat, Antigua & Barbuda, Nevis, Anguilla and St.Kitts. Hurricane Watches have also been issued for the British and US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for St. Lucia and Barbados whilst a hurricane watch is in effect for St.
JOSE NEARS THE LESSER ANTILLES
Islands in the Lesser Antilles should hasten to complete all preparations as Jose moves closer.
The Hurricane Watch issued for the British Virgin Islands this morning has now been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning. Warnings also remain in effect for Dominica, Montserrat, Antigua & Barbuda, Nevis, St. Kitts/Nevis and Anguilla. Tropical storm warning remains in effect for St. Lucia. Barbados has discontinued the tropical storm warning and has issued a flood watch.