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18 Sep 2017 description

International Medical Corps disaster response experts in the Caribbean and Florida are already identifying pressing needs so they can provide much-needed assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Now, with Hurricane Maria gaining strength in the eastern Caribbean, our experts are monitoring its path and preparing to respond should it be needed.

07 Sep 2017 description

Statement by Clayton M. McCleskey, Acting Spokesperson

For Immediate Release

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Office of Press Relations

Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

26 Jul 2017 description

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved a grant to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to assist with the review and strengthening of emergency response procedures in participating states.

01 Dec 2016 description

SITUATION

  • Severe weather events, including heavy rain, strong winds and tropical cyclones, have been affecting many countries of The Caribbean over the past two months causing casualties and damage. In particular most affected have been the countries of Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Barbados,St. Lucia, Dominica, Colombia and Panama.

Dominican Republic

24 Nov 2016 description

1.0 The Situation:

Hurricane Matthew, the 5th named hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season, was formed near the Windward Islands on September 28, 2016. As a Tropical Storm, Matthew impacted Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday September 28, 2016. As a Hurricane, Matthew impacted Jamaica on the 3rd; Haiti on the 4th and The Commonwealth of the Bahamas during 4th - 6th October, 2016.

20 Oct 2016 description

Payments totalling US$29,204,248 were made to Haiti, Barbados, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines on their Tropical Cyclone and/or Excess Rainfall policies by October 17 - within 14 days of end of hazard event.

Yesterday, CCRIF CEO Mr. Isaac Anthony officially presented the payout cheque for US$3,781,788 to Saint Lucia Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet at a short ceremony at the Prime Minister’s Office.

13 Oct 2016 description

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, October 12, 2016 – CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) is now preparing to make additional payouts totalling almost US$8 million to CCRIF member countries. These payouts will be made to Haiti, Barbados, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines as a result of the heavy rains from Hurricane Matthew, which triggered payments on these countries’ Excess Rainfall policies.

12 Oct 2016 description

Haiti, a Borrowing Member Country of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is set to receive a payout of just over USD20 mn from CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) on the country’s tropical cyclone policy, following the passage of hurricane Matthew. CDB has paid Haiti’s catastrophe risk insurance premium to CCRIF since 2010.

12 Oct 2016 description

Message:

Hurricane Matthew, a powerful Category 4 Hurricane impacted Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, 3rd October, 2016 and The Commonwealth of the Bahamas during 4th - 6th October, 2016. The CDEMA Regional Coordination Plan remains activated to assist our Participating States.

EVENT:

10 Oct 2016 description

Message: Hurricane Matthew, a powerful Category 4 Hurricane which impacted the Bahamas during 4th - 6th October, 2016, has moved out of the North-Western Bahamas. The Government of The Bahamas has discontinued the Hurricane Warning for all parts of the country. The CIMH in its analysis of the system has forecast that Matthew is to become a post-tropical system as it moves to temperate latitudes.

EVENT:

07 Oct 2016 description

Message: Hurricane Matthew, a powerful Category 4 Hurricane which impacted the Bahamas over several days, has moved out of the North-Western Bahamas. The Government of The Bahamas has discontinued the Hurricane Warning for all parts of the country. However, forecast models project that the system may loop back to affect the Bahamas sometime in the next few days.

EVENT:

06 Oct 2016 description

Washington, D.C., 6 October 2016 (PAHO/WHO) – With damage assessments from Hurricane Matthew still underway in the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) deployed field teams even before the storm affected areas in Haiti, the Bahamas, Cuba, and Jamaica, and is preparing for a possible cholera upsurge in Haiti, where more than 28,500 cases have already been reported so far in 2016.

06 Oct 2016 description

Message: Hurricane Matthew is expected to remain a powerful Category 3 or stronger hurricane as it moves through The Bahamas. •A Hurricane Warning is in effect for South-Eastern Bahamas which includes the Inaguas, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, and Ragged Island; Central Bahamas which includes Long Island, Exuma, Rum Cay, San Salvador, and Cat Island; and NorthWestern Bahamas, including the Abacos, Andros Island, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and New Providence; •The Tropical Storm Warning for Haiti and the Turks and Caicos Islands …

05 Oct 2016 description
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Este informe es producido por OCHA en colaboración con socios humanitarios y con insumos de instituciones oficiales. Cubre el período del 2 al 3 de octubre de 2016 a las 17:00 horas. El siguiente informe será emitido el 4 de octubre de 2016.

Destacados

  • Se esperan condiciones de huracán para Haití y Jamaica la noche del lunes 3 de octubre o la mañana del martes 4 de octubre.

05 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Matthew is a Category 3 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 113 mph (185 km/h)

  • A Hurricane Warning is in effect for: Haiti, Eastern Cuban provinces, the Bahamas, and Turks and Caicos Islands, Matthew is supposed to affect these countries in the next 24 hours

  • In the United States: o 3 states (Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina) have declared a state of emergency

  • Mandatory evacuations for an estimated 1.5 million people in South Carolina have begun

04 Oct 2016 description

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners and with inputs from official institutions. It covers the period from 2 to 3 October 2016 at 1700 hours EST. The next report will be published on 4 October 2016 at 1700.

Highlights

  • Hurricane conditions are expected to reach Haiti by Monday evening 3 October or early morning Tuesday 4 October.

  • High waves combined with excessive rainfall, hurricane-force winds and storm surges could cause extensive damage, primarily in coastal areas.

04 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At 7:00am, Hurricane Matthew (Category 4) made landfall near Les Anglais, Haiti (pop. approximately 27,182) and is moving 9mph (15 km/h) winds remain near 145 mph (230 km/h)

  • A Hurricane Warning is in effect for: Haiti, Eastern Cuban provinces, the Bahamas, and Turks and Caicos Islands, Matthew is supposed to affect these countries in the next 24 hours

SITUATION OVERVIEW

03 Oct 2016 description

Hurricane conditions are expected to reach Jamaica and Haiti early on Monday 3 October. Of primary concern are potentially catastrophic impacts on Haiti, including wave heights of greater than 16 metres off its southern peninsula and a storm surge of 7 to 10 feet on the south coast. Matthew is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 15 to 25 inches over southern Haiti, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 40 inches. High waves combined with excessive rainfall, hurricane-force winds and a storm surge could cause extensive damage including flooding and landslides.

02 Oct 2016 description

Caribbean - Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew remains a powerful category 4 hurricane. As of 1700 EST it is located 13.5° N and 73.4° W, some 620 km southeast from Kingston (Jamaica) and 580 km southwest from Port-au-Prince (Haiti) off the north-west coast of Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea moving north west at 6 km/h, with maximum sustained winds of 240 km/h, according to the National Hurricane Center (NOAA). Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 km from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 335 km.

15 Apr 2016 description

FAO is supporting livelihoods resilience to threats, crises and climate change in thirteen countries in the Caribbean.

April 14th 2016, Santiago, Chile – Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Caribbean and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are developing a new programme to increase livelihoods resilience to threats and crisis and the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security.