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21 Mar 2011 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, March 21, 2011 (CDEMA) - A full scale simulation tsunami alert exercise will be undertaken within the CDEMA system on Wednesday March 23, 2011.

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 …

18 Dec 2006 description

Explanatory Memorandum

1 - Rationale, needs and target population :

1.1. - Rationale :

The Caribbean region experiences multiple natural disasters. Tropical storms often take the form of a hurricane1, and the hurricane season lasts for six months. There are also floods, flash floods, tsunamis, landslides and mudslides. Some islands suffer from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The physical risk is combined with socioeconomic factors, such as high population density, fast demographic growth and great poverty.

18 Feb 2005 description

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.

19 Oct 1999 description


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.

19 Oct 1999 description


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.