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03 Oct 2016 description

Message: Hurricane Matthew remains a powerful Category 4 hurricane moving in a north-western direction over the Caribbean Sea. Hurricane warnings have been issued for Jamaica and Haiti. A hurricane watch is in effect for Southeastern Bahamas, including the Inaguas, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, Ragged Island, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Dominican Republic from Barahona westward to the border with Haiti.

01 Oct 2016 description

Caribbean – Tropical Cyclone MATTHEW

  • TC MATTHEW is moving over the Caribbean Sea, strengthening.

  • Over the next 24 h, it is forecast to move west, strengthening into a Major Hurricane. Then it is forecast to turn northwest, and start moving towards Jamaica, however the uncertainty of the forecast track/intensity is still VERY high. On 1-5 October heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge could affect Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas.

01 Oct 2016 description

Message: Hurricane Matthew remains a powerful Category 4 hurricane moving in a westerly direction over the Caribbean Sea. Hurricane watches have been issued for Jamaica and the southern border of Haiti with the Dominican Republic to Le Mole St Nicholas. A hurricane watch has been issued for Haiti from east of Le Mole St Nicholas to the Northern border with the Dominican Republic. Interests in The Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands should continue to monitor the progress of Hurricane Matthew.

30 Sep 2016 description

Message: Tropical Storm Matthew impacted CDEMA Participating States - Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The ‘All Clear’ was issued for impacted States and Initial Damage Assessments and Needs Analysis (DANA) teams were deployed. No immediate needs have been identified by the impacted States at the time of this report. Given the projected path of TS Mathew there are now concerns for possible threats to Jamaica, Haiti, Turks and Caicos Islands and Bahamas.

30 Sep 2016 description


  • Tropical Cyclone MATTHEW formed close to the island of Barbados on 28 September and started moving west. It passed through the Windward Island (southern Lesser Antilles) on 28 September evening as a Tropical Storm, then it started moving over the eastern Caribbean Sea.

29 Sep 2016 description

El 29 de septiembre, el Centro Nacional de Huracanes (NHC por sus siglas en inglés) ascendió Matthew a categoría de huracán. Los vientos máximos sostenidos han aumentado a cerca de 75 mph (110 km/h) - un huracán de categoría 1 en la escala de huracanes de Saffir-Simpson. Se espera un fortalecimiento gradual durante las próximas 48 horas.

29 Sep 2016 description


On 29 September, National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded Matthew to a hurricane. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (110 km/h) –a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Gradual strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours.

09 Jun 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Kenton X. Chance

El agricultor de la isla caribeña de Santa Lucía, Anthony Herman esperaba recuperar el año próximo parte de lo que perdió cuando 70 por ciento de su cultivo de castaña de cajú se marchitó y murió bajo el abrasador sol del sur del Caribe. Pero le clima le tenía preparada otra sorpresa.

03 Jun 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

CASTRIES, Jun 2 2015 (IPS) - St. Lucian farmer Anthony Herman was hoping that next year he’d manage to recoup some of the losses he sustained after 70 per cent of his cashew crop withered and died in the heat of the scorching southern Caribbean sun.

But on June 1, the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season which coincides with the rainy season, the 63-year-old man, who has been farming for four decades, received “frightening” news about weather conditions in the region over the next year or so.

16 Jun 2013 description
report Inter Press Service

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jun 15 2013 (IPS) - The Caribbean has the unenviable reputation as one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world, a situation exacerbated by climate change and vulnerability that experts warn could have significant economic consequences if unaddressed.

As a result, a comprehensive strategy to build Caribbean resilience ought to include adaptation to the effects of climate change, Warren Smith, president of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the region’s premier lending institution, has suggested.

08 Nov 2010 description

Statement from

The Premier, Hon. W. McKeeva Bush, OBE, JP,

Regarding Hurricane Tomas Appeal

Monday, 8 November 2010

As we in the Caribbean collectively breathe a sigh of relief, now that Tomas is no longer a storm threat, we also regret the loss of life and the millions of dollars in damage left in its wake.

Having gone through similar experiences with Hurricanes Ivan and Paloma, the people of the Cayman Islands empathise with our friends and family in St. Lucia; St.

06 Nov 2010 description

Date/Time 06 November 2010 - 20:00

This report was issued by OCHA ROLAC. It covers the period from 03.11.2010 to. 06.11.10. The next report will be issued depending on the evolution of the situation.


- Heavy rains associated with Hurricane Tomas affected many countries in Central America and the Caribbean

- The most affected countries have been Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

05 Nov 2010 description

Ottawa, OntarioThe Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today announced support in response to the humanitarian needs arising from Hurricane Tomas in the Caribbean.

"We want to ensure that the needs of the people affected by Hurricane Tomas are met quickly," said Minister Kent.

22 Aug 2007 description

Response Actions, Recovery and Rehabilitation Needs

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


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

17 Aug 2007 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, August 17, 2007 (CDERA)

The Event - At 8:00 am EDT the center of Hurricane Dean, a Category 2 Hurricane was located near latitude 14.3 north and longitude 60.9 west or in the Saint Lucia channel between Saint Lucia and Martinique. Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph (169 km/hr) with higher gusts. Stronger winds are likely over elevated terrain near the path of the centre.

17 Aug 2007 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, Friday August 17, 2007 ( CDERA)

The Event: Hurricane Dean, a Category two hurricane on the Saffir/Simpson scale began affecting islands in the Lesser Antilles from the evening of Thursday August 16. Hurricane warnings were issued on for Saint. Lucia and Dominica and Tropical Storm warnings for Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Grenada and its dependencies, Montserrat, St. Kitts/Nevis and St.

17 Aug 2007 description

This situation report is based on information from hurricane watch centres, UN Agencies, Regional OCHA Office in Panama and CDERA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency)


Hurricane Dean strengthened into a category 3 on 16 August as it landed on the islands of St. Lucia, Martinique and Dominica causing torrential downpours and gusting winds, then plowed into the eastern Caribbean Sea.

04 Sep 2004 description

TIME: 5:00 am

1. Tropical Storm Ivan has continued to strengthen overnight and expecting to continue strengthening in an uninterrupted manner;

2. There is no threat to any land mass at this time;

3. At 5 am the center was estimated to be located near 9.0 degrees north and 37.4 degrees west or 1670 miles east-southeast of the Southern Windward Islands. The sustained wind speed is estimated to be 60 mph and continued strengthening is expected. It is moving at 18 mph towards the west;