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15 Nov 2017 description

Mexico and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have approved a grant of USD14 million to CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility). CCRIF provides parametric insurance coverage for government risk to Caribbean and Central American countries.  This form of insurance is designed to limit the financial impact of catastrophic natural events, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, by quickly providing short-term liquidity when a policy is triggered.

19 Oct 2015 description

Government has identified several locations to permanently resettle those displaced by Tropical Storm Erika.

Hon. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made the announcement at a press conference on Friday, October 9th.

He listed, “Warner; Geneva, Grand Bay; near the Pierre Charles Secondary School in Grand Bay; Bellevue Chopin, and La Plaine. So there are several areas at which we’re looking for resettlement. The first 50 houses from Venezuela will go towards the resettlement of the Dubique community.”

24 Aug 2007 description

Hurricane Dean first hit Mexico on Tuesday as a Category 5 hurricane. CCF and program offices began monitoring the storm's path and preparing to take action. No CCF program areas were immediately affected. The storm made landfall in a sparsely populated coastline on the Yucatan Peninsula that had been evacuated.

Hurricane Dean hit Mexico a second time on Wednesday as a Category 2 storm.

CCF-Mexico works in the areas of Puebla and Hidalgo, both of which have been affected by Hurricane Dean.

22 Aug 2007 description

Banana plantations wiped out in several islands

After having strengthened into the highest category 5, Hurricane Dean, the first major Atlantic hurricane of the 2007 season and the third most intense on record, hit the Mexican east coast of Yucatan State on 21 August with winds up to 280 km/hour, to subsequently weaken and be downgraded to category 1. Dean is moving over the coast of the neighbouring Campeche State where it is expected to landfall on 22 August.