- Hurricane Maria - Sep 2017
- Hurricane Irma - Sep 2017
- Hurricane Matthew - Sep 2016
- Caribbean: Drought - 2015-2017
- Eastern Caribbean: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2013
- Hurricane Tomas - Oct 2010
- Saint Lucia: Flash Floods - Oct 2010
- Caribbean: Drought - Feb 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Hurricane Omar - Oct 2008
RESEARCHERS PREDICT SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON.
The Ministry of Health recently convened a meeting to formulate plans for the 2018 hurricane season, commencing June 1 to Nov. 30, in a deliberate attempt to identify potential gaps in the services provided during and after hurricanes.
Bridgetown, Barbados, April 23, 2018 (CDEMA) – During the 9th Meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), members endorsed the Revised Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems Checklist. The TAC participated in its annual meeting, which was held April 16-20 in St. Michael, Barbados.
AT A GLANCE
Region East Asia and Pacific
Risks Reversal of development gains post-disaster; long term economic and fiscal impacts
Area of Engagement Deepening financial protection
Following a successful pilot program, Pacific Island Countries established a sovereign catastrophe risk insurance company for the region, increasing resilience and access to short-term funds needed to respond to disasters.
HIGH VULNERABILITY, LIMITED BUDGETS
Bridgetown, Barbados, March 29th, 2018 (CDEMA) - In an effort to strengthen the resiliency of schools and by extension the education sector in the Caribbean, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is launching the Model Safe Schools Programme (MSSP) and National Safe Schools Programme Committees in six of the CDEMA’s Participating States.
THE NATIONAL ADAPTATION PLAN IS THE KEY STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR ACHIEVING THE COUNTRY’S ADAPTATION GOALS.
The Government of Saint Lucia has prepared a national plan to prepare the country for the impacts of climate change.
From April 16 to 17, national stakeholders will meet in Castries for the launch of Saint Lucia’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP).
Government officials and creators (artists and performers) will also take part in a number of training programmes related to climate change adaptation.
A SERIES OF WHITEBOARD ANIMATIONS ARE BEING AIRED THROUGHOUT THE REGION.
The OECS Get Creative with Climate Change and Sustainable Land Management GCCA iLAND Resilience Project, is launching a major climate change and sustainable land management awareness initiative in the form of whiteboard animations.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 12 2018 (IPS) - The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) also known as the 5Cs, is looking for ways to boost the region’s access to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
The Centre is on the hunt for proposals from the private and public sector organisations around the region that want to work with the Centre to develop their ideas into successful projects that are in line with their country’s national priorities to build resilience to climate change.
• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.
Several countries have disaster risk management plans, which need to be taken into consideration in the process to formulate and implement NAPs.
Many Caribbean countries have already mainstreamed adaptation into national development plans and climate change policies
Robust institutional arrangements provide an enabling environment for advancing adaptation planning.
This is a preliminary final report. There are two outstanding provisions regarding the working advance balance in hand of two National Societies. The total of provision is CHF 28,536. The remaining balance from the contribution received from USAID, will be transferred to the projects in the Caribbean, linked to the 2018 Development Operational Plan. The remaining balance is CHF 1,550,339. the final narrative and financial reports will be published as soon as possible.
A. SITUATION ANALYSIS
Description of the disaster
Contributing to more effective risk management of crises and disaster in Latin America and the Caribbean
The 2018 version of the Index for Risk Management for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC-INFORM) has been launched at the beginning of this year. LAC-INFORM 2018 is an update of LAC-INFORM 2017, the first version of this regional index.
Flood mitigation works in the Malgretoute Community, Saint Lucia underway
Sunday, March 18, 2018 — As the rainy season approaches, the OECS Commission and the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC) continue efforts to strengthen resilience in at-risk communities through flood mitigation initiatives and disaster prevention sensitisation at the community level.
The latest project, a riverbank stabilisation and reforestation initiative along the Fond/Malgretoute River, seeks to reduce flooding in the community of Malgretoute, in Micoud, Saint Lucia.
MANGROVE RESTORATION AND FLOOD MITIGATION INTERVENTIONS UNDERWAY IN ANSE LA RAYE.
Situated between two rivers – the Grande Rivière in the south and Petite Rivière in the north – the Anse La Raye community in Saint Lucia is naturally flood prone.
In recent years, flood mitigation projects implemented along the rivers have seen a decrease in the severity of floods in the village, however several factors such as the sea swells and overgrowth of the mangrove along the Petite Rivière continue to pose the threat of floods.
RADIO COMMUNICATION IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS THROUGH WHICH DISTRICTS CONVEY INFORMATION TO AID AGENCIES.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness, with the support of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), is making a deliberate attempt to strengthen potential gaps in communication services provided during and after hurricanes.
NEMO Director, Velda Joseph, said proper emergency communication measures can guard against severe loss.
Friday, February 9, 2018 — The Government of New Zealand has committed to continue flood mitigation works in the coastal community of Anse La Raye in Saint Lucia.
The initial construction of a river stabilisation wall has seen a marked decline in the flooding of properties along the Grande Rivière, especially the Anse La Raye infant school. The new project seeks to extend the protective wall along the beach, in an effort to prevent further soil erosion.
Christopher Prescott, Volunteer at the Anse La Raye Disaster Committee, outlined the benefits of the wall extension.
A REVIEW OF EARLY WARNINGS SYSTEMS IN THE 2017 HURRICANE SEASON TO HELP STRENGTHEN RESILIENCE AGAINST FUTURE DISASTERS.
An expert review has been launched into the effectiveness of early warnings in the Caribbean during the devastating 2017 hurricane season in order to strengthen resilience against future disasters.