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06 Nov 2008 description

Data Elements: Tropical Storm Paloma is located over the Caribbean Sea. This system is moving toward the north-northwest near 7 MPH. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 MPH.

Observation Device: GOES-12 4 km infrared imagery.

Visualization Date: November 6, 2008 08:08:40

16 Oct 2008 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 30/06/2008

In brief

Programme purpose:

During the first semester of 2008, the aim of the Regional Representation for Central America and Mexico is to support scaling up the efforts of National Societies in the region to develop and execute programmes in an efficient and integrated way.

30 Sep 2008 description

Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2008


The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, and drought. In addition, disasters triggered by environmental and industrial incidents, such as forest fires and chemical and oil spills, pose a potential threat. At times, El Niño Southern Oscillation events and poor land use management exacerbate the effects of these hazards.

03 Jun 2008 description

What's Inside:

COSTA RICA: More than 5,400 people were affected by Tropical Storm Alma and losses are estimated at 33 million US dollars.

BELIZE: At least 7,193 persons have been affected and 5 people have died due to the floods caused by Tropical Storm Arthur.

EL SALVADOR: The government upgraded the alert from Green to Yellow due to the remnants of Tropical Storm Arthur.



On May 28th, a tropical wave developed south of Central America, and by late afternoon the system became the first tropical depression of the 2008 season.

02 Jun 2008 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Ha empezado el 1 de junio

Los pronósticos siguen incrementando el n=FAmero de tormentas y huracanes para los próximos meses

Madrid, 2 de junio de 2008 - El 1 de junio ha comenzado la temporada de huracanes que se prolongará hasta el 30 de noviembre. Y ya se han registrado las dos primeras tormentas (Alma y Arthur).

31 May 2008 description

Both the eastern Pacific and Atlantic hurricane seasons of 2008 were inaugurated within a few days of each other in late May and the first days of June. That these two "season openers" occurred in the same week wasn't simply a coincidence: they were related. On May 29, thunderstorms over the Pacific Ocean about 250 miles southwest of Nicaragua became Tropical Storm Alma: the first named storm of the 2008 eastern Pacific season. Alma moved north and made landfall on the coast of Nicaragua.

30 May 2008 description

MANAGUA, May 30 (Reuters) - Alma, the first tropical storm of the hurricane season, lost its strength on Friday over Central America, sparing oil platforms in southern Mexico after slamming parts of the region with deadly winds and rain.

The storm struck Nicaragua's Pacific coast on Thursday with winds near 65 mph (100 kph), killing two people as strong gusts toppled trees and power lines and ripped roofs off flimsy homes.

One man was killed in the coastal fishing village of Masachapa when he was electrocuted by downed power lines and another died in similar circumstances in the …

25 Apr 2008 description
report World Vision

- Agency pre-positioning supplies to 'jump-start' response when storms hit

- Global warehouses store additional aid for large disasters

Seattle, WA, April 25, 2008- After a record two Category 5 hurricanes last year, World Vision is pre-positioning supplies and preparing communities across the Caribbean and Latin America for this summer's storms and other natural disasters.

03 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programme summary:

Natural and weather related disasters are increasing in frequency. The countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean remain vulnerable to the impact of these natural and man-made disasters.

In 2006 and 2007, the Pan American Disaster Response Unit (PADRU) provided operational, logistics and preparedness support to the region's National Societies in response to 33 emergencies, in an effective and efficient manner according to the needs.

03 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Goal: National Societies in the Caribbean region are implementing efficient, responsive and focused programmes that contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable people.

29 Feb 2008 description


14 Jan 2008 description

This report covers the period of 01/06/07 to 31/10/07.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary:

The Panama Regional Representation has been strongly supporting the important work of National Societies which focuses on assisting people of …