Appeals & Response Plans
- Haiti: Earthquake - Oct 2018
- Dominican Republic/Haiti: Cholera Outbreak - Aug 2018
- Hurricane Maria - Sep 2017
- Hurricane Irma - Sep 2017
- Haiti: Floods - Apr 2017
- Hurricane Matthew - Sep 2016
- Haiti: Floods - Apr 2016
- Haiti: Floods - Jan 2016
- Tropical Storm Erika - Aug 2015
- Caribbean: Drought - 2015-2017
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caribbean - Tropical Cyclone MATTHEW (GDACS, NOAA, ECHO, CDEMA, Local media)
On Wednesday September 28 2016, the tropical disturbance was upgraded to a Tropical Storm, which could turn into a Tropical Cyclone by Friday. Several Eastern Caribbean islands have been affected. A Tropical Storm Warning is currently in effect for Guadeloupe and Martinique, St. Lucia, Dominica, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba.
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.
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.
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
- 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.
BACKGROUND AND KEY DEVELOPMENTS
Hurricane Dean did not cause significant damage to the Eastern Caribbean islands, except for Dominica and St. Lucia, and Martinique. In Dominica, local reports indicate a major impact on the agricultural sector, damage to house roofs, uprooted trees, and power outages across the island. Heavy rainfall resulted in several landslides.
Local damage assessment teams are on the ground collecting information, surveying the area, and estimating total damages, according to the U.S. Embassy in Barbados. In St.