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20 Sep 2017 description

The Caribbean has been buffeted by an exceptional number of intense storms and hurricanes this year. In the space of just a few days, Hurricane Irma has been followed by Hurricanes José and Maria, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. Hurricane Irma formed near Cabo Verde towards the end of August and, according to the US National Hurricane Center, was the strongest hurricane on record to form in the Atlantic Ocean.

04 Oct 2016 description

Press Release #4 Issued on: Monday October 3, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

The Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie updated the nation this afternoon on the threat posed by Hurricane Matthew as the system continues to move very slowly northward toward Jamaica. Minister McKenzie advised the nation that approximately 89 shelters island-wide are currently housing 1845 occupants. Evan Thompson, Director of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica who was also present, advised that Matthew is moving toward the north near 9 km/h (6 mph) and this general …

03 Oct 2016 description

NOAA NHC: At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 16.3 North, longitude 74.7 West. Matthew is moving toward the north near 7 mph (11 km/h). A northward motion at a faster forward speed is expected through Tuesday night. A turn toward the north-northwest is forecast on Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will approach southwestern Haiti tonight, move near eastern Cuba late Tuesday, and move near or over portions of the southeastern and central Bahamas Tuesday night and Wednesday.

03 Oct 2016 description

NOAA NHC: At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 15.2 North, longitude 74.9 West. Matthew is moving toward the north near 6 mph (9 km/h). A general northward motion with some increase in forward speed is expected through Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will approach Jamaica and southwestern Haiti tonight, and eastern Cuba on Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts. Matthew is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

03 Oct 2016 description
  • After having reached Category 5 on 1 October, Hurricane Matthew is now Category 4, with maximum sustained winds close to 230 km/h with higher gusts. On the forecast track, the centre of Hurricane Matthew is expected to move across the Caribbean Sea and approach Jamaica and southwestern Haiti Sunday night and Monday. A hurricane watch is in effect for Jamaica and Haiti, from the southern border with the Dominican Republic to Le Mole St. Nicholas. In Cuba, a hurricane watch is in effect for eastern provinces.

  • ECHO continues to closely monitor the situation.

03 Oct 2016 description
report MapAction

A powerful hurricane is moving across the Caribbean with wind speeds thought to be strong enough to destroy buildings.

Two MapAction volunteers have travelled to Jamaica as a prepositioned humanitarian mapping team in advance of Hurricane Matthew which is due to make landfall by Monday. Tropical storm warnings have also been issued for Haiti and Cuba.

02 Oct 2016 description

NOAA NHC: At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 14.6 North, longitude 74.8 West. Matthew is moving toward the northwest near 5 mph (7 km/h). A turn toward the north is expected tonight. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will approach southwestern Haiti and Jamaica on Monday. Maximum sustained winds are near 145 mph (230 km/h) with higher gusts. Matthew is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

01 Oct 2016 description

◾Hurricane Matthew has now reached Category 5, with winds up to 259 km/h.

◾In Jamaica, a Hurricane Watch is in place. Cuba, the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos are also on the projected path. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Colombian coast. Haiti is also of concern, in particular if there is a trend eastward, which would likely cause an important impact.

01 Oct 2016 description

PDC14A - 13B

NOAA NHC: At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 13.3 North, longitude 72.8 West. Matthew is moving toward the west near 7 mph (11 km/h). A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast later today, followed by a turn toward the north-northwest on Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will move away from the Guajira Peninsula this morning, move across the central Caribbean Sea today, and be approaching Jamaica late Sunday.

01 Oct 2016 description

NOAA NHC: At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 13.5 North, longitude 71.6 West. Matthew is moving toward the west-southwest near 9 mph (15 km/h). A westward motion at a slower forward speed is expected tonight and Saturday. A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast by Saturday night, followed by a turn toward the northwest on Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will move north of the Guajira Peninsula this tonight, move across the central Caribbean Sea on Saturday, and be near Jamaica on Sunday.

21 May 2013 description

CCRIF Quarterly Report 1 December 2012 – 28 February 2013

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) is the first multi-country risk pool in the world, and is also the first insurance instrument to successfully develop parametric policies backed by both traditional and capital markets. It is a regional catastrophe fund for Caribbean governments designed to limit the financial impact of devastating hurricanes and earthquakes by quickly providing financial liquidity when a policy is triggered.

21 May 2013 description

In this issue

CCRIF and the Caribbean Development Bank Host Strategic Donor Meeting
CCRIF Events and Happenings Some snapshots
CCRIF Implements 2013
Extra-Regional Scholarship Application Process Update on 2013/14
CCRIF Policy Renewals

28 Oct 2012 description

HURRICANE SANDY – SITUATION REPORT #2 AS OF 2.00 P.M., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 2012

Message: Tropical Storm force winds continued to impact the Northern Commonwealth of the Bahamas on Saturday, October 27. Damage assessments and relief efforts ongoing in Jamaica and Haiti.

THE EVENT:
Hurricane Sandy, the 18th named storm of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season has affected three of the CDEMA Participating States, Haiti, Jamaica and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

25 Oct 2012 description

Message: Sandy approaching the Central Bahamas. Damage Assessment Teams out in Haiti and Jamaica Sandy

THE SITUATION:

24 Oct 2012 description

Posted on October 24, 2012 by Jim Stipe

Baltimore, MD, October 24, 2012, 4:30 pm – Hurricane Sandy is pounding Jamaica this afternoon and is on track to make landfall on the eastern portion of Cuba. While the storm is not expected to hit Haiti directly, some areas — particularly the southern peninsula — will likely experience tropical storm conditions throughout the day today, resulting in possible floods and landslides.

02 Jun 2009 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, June 2, 2009 (CDERA) - "The prediction for an average hurricane season is no reason to become complacent and not prepare," cautioned Jeremy Collymore, Coordinator of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) at the Annual Press Conference, held today (June 2) at the CDERA Coordinating Unit (CU) in Barbados.

Compared to last year's predictions for a very active hurricane season, the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season is forecasted to have 11 named storms, 5 hurricanes and two (2) hurricanes reaching category 3 or above.

Collymore observed …

08 Oct 2008 description

A través del Fondo de Cooperación y Asistencia Internacional (FOCAI) de ACCIÓN SOCIAL se entrega ayuda a países en desarrollo.

Bogotá, 08 de octubre de 2008. Con recursos del Fondo de Cooperación y Asistencia Internacional (FOCAI) de la Agencia Presidencial para la Acción Social y la Cooperación Internacional, Colombia entregó una donación de 35 mil dólares (20 mil y 15 mil respectivamente) a los gobiernos de Haití y Jamaica por la emergencia ocasionada por el paso de la tormenta Gustav el pasado mes de septiembre.

Esta asistencia internacional se entrega a países en desarrollo que …

04 Sep 2008 description
report Government of Spain

- Los envíos se harán desde los Centros Logísticos que la AECID tiene en España y Panamá, cuya ubicación estratégica ha permitido por primera vez atender tres emergencias simultáneamente.

- Esta noche está previsto que aterrice en Jamaica uno de los aviones, con más de 6 toneladas de material de emergencia, y mañana lo hará el primero con destino a Haití.

Madrid, 04 de septiembre de 2008: La Oficina de Acción Humanitaria de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) ha puesto en marcha tres operativos de emergencia para atender las necesidades de la …