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28 Apr 2009 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, April 28, 2009 (CDERA) - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency has been monitoring closely the swine influenza outbreak and precautionary measures being undertaken by governments in CDERA 16 Participating States. The regional leadership in this area is being provided by Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) who are in direct contact with the ministries of health officials.

17 Jul 2005 description

A tropical storm warning for the northern half of Belize from Caye Caulker to the border with Mexico remains in effect as Hurricane Emily approaches. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected in the warning area within the next 24 hours.

Hurricane Emily remains a dangerous Category 4 system that is moving West-Northwest towards the Yucatan Peninsula.

14 Dec 2001 description

The 2001 hurricane season was above average.

In December 2000 Professor William M Gray et al, forecasted that the 2001 hurricane season would be a below average hurricane season. However, at the beginning of the 2001 hurricane season, this team updated their forecast on June 07, 2001 to indicate that the season would be above average consisting of 12 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 intense hurricanes. The long-term averages are: Tropical Storms-10, Hurricanes-6 and Major Hurricanes-2. (NOAA, 2001).

03 Oct 2000 description


1.0 EVENT: Hurricane Keith

2.0 DATE OF OCCURRENCE: September 29 - October 03, 2000


At 7 am CDT Tuesday October 03, 2000 Keith continues to weaken over the Yucatan Peninsula.

29 Sep 2000 description

Tropical Storm Joyce, the 10th named storm system of the 2000 Atlantic Hurricane Season continues to track towards the general area of the Eastern Caribbean.