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09 Nov 2011 description
report DARA


The harmful effects of climate change are already leading to large-scale loss of life, livelihood and damage to ecosystems around the world. While these effects are ultimately suffered by all, in the immediate they are disproportionately damaging for developing countries and proportionally most severe in vulnerable countries.

29 Nov 2007 description

The Event: On Thursday afternoon 29th November at 3:00 p.m. local time, an earthquake occurred off the east coast of Martinique.

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.

18 Aug 2007 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, Saturday August 18, 2007 (CDERA)

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

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.

07 Sep 2005 description

Bridgetown, September 7, 2005 (CDERA) - There can be no debate about it.

19 Aug 2005 description

St Georges, Aug 18, 2005 (CDERA) - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) has unveiled a new programme to improve disaster relief management across the Caribbean.

14 Jul 2005 description

The Event

Tropical Depression #5 formed Sunday night July 10, 2005 and advisories were initiated by the National Hurricane Centre at 11 pm. At 5 am on July 11, 2005 the tropical depression was upgraded to Tropical Storm Emily which slowly strengthened to become a strong tropical storm as it approached the Windward Islands on the afternoon of Wednesday July 13, 2005.

12 Jul 2005 description
  1. Hurricane watches have been issued at 11 am for Barbados, Grenada, St vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are POSSIBLE (but not certain) within the watch area within 36 hours. At this time residents should closely monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Emily which is approaching the Lesser Antilles. At this time it is necessary to review emergency preparedness requirements, especially family emergency plans.
12 Jul 2005 description
  1. At 5:00 pm hurricane warnings have been issued for Barbados, Grenada, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadine. A Tropical Storm Warning was issued for Trinidad and a Hurricane Watch for Tobago. At this time residents in the warning areas should rush their preparations to completion. A warning meanings that hurricane or tropical storm conditions are expected within 24 hours. A watch means that these conditions COULD become reality within 36 hours.


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.

15 Oct 2004 description

In a show of solidarity with the people of the Caribbean, the Government of President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa has presented US$1 million in cash through the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) for recovery in affected member states.

High Commissioner to the Caribbean, Thanduyise Henry Chiliza, made the presentation to CDERA this morning in a ceremony attended by representatives of the Barbados and regional media.

"It is our belief, as stated by President Thabo Mbeki to Heads of State in the Caribbean, that "no words nor actions" could adequately …

15 Sep 2004 description

TIME: 12.00 noon


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.

15 Sep 2004 description

Barbados, Sep 15, 2004 (CDERA) - An Emergency CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in Trinidad and Tobago this morning is receiving an assessment of the damage caused by Hurricanes Charley, France, and Ivan on member states.

In addition to presenting the economic and human costs of the damage on eight CARICOM member states, Coordinator of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) Jeremy Collymore will also present an assessment of the disaster management structure with recommendations for improvement.

"The paper being presented by CDERA seeks to provide the meeting …

07 Sep 2004 description
CDERA and partners deploying immediate assistance

TIME: 7:30 pm

Barbados, Sep 07, 2004 (CDERA) -- Grenada, a member state of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) was severely impacted by Hurricane Ivan. Three people are confirmed dead.

The Capital St Georges suffered incalculable damage. The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and the residence of Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell were destroyed.

07 Sep 2004 description

TIME: 11:00 am

At 11.00am the National Hurricane Centre advised that Huricane Ivan was located at 11.8N and 60.2W. moving toward the West near 18 mph. Maximum sustained winds were 115 mph and minimum central pressure at 963 mb.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada and its dependencies. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Barbados , Martinique and St.