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23 Oct 2018 description

After more than 48hrs of consistent rainfall last week, parts of Trinidad experienced flooding which has been described as catastrophic, forcing the government to declare a national disaster. Reports have estimated that approximately 150,000 people have been affected with numbers expected to increase as detailed assessments are conducted.

23 Oct 2018 description

Colombia- Deslave- 21/10/18

Las autoridades informaron que seis personas murieron y varias casas quedaron sepultadas debido a un deslizamiento de tierra originado por fuertes lluvias en el municipio santandereano de Barrancabermeja.
La Secretaría de Gobierno de Barrancabermeja no descartó que la cifra de fallecidos pueda aumentar; 50 familias viven en la zona.

Acciones de Respuesta:

23 Oct 2018 description

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued Adverse Weather Alert #4 which downgrades the previous level from Orange to Yellow for Trinidad and Tobago, for today Tuesday 23rd October 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The TTMS has advised that there is localized convective activity with upper level enhancement expected in few areas. As such rainfall is still in the forecast.

23 Oct 2018 description

OECS Media Release

Monday, October 22, 2018 — Trinidad and Tobago: In the wake of the devastating flooding which has inundated parts of the nation and left thousands stranded, the OECS Commission has expressed its readiness to share its disaster mitigation knowledge with the people and Government of the twin island state.

23 Oct 2018 description
  • An Orange level alert is still in effect on 23 October with risks of flash floods and landslides. The Riverine Flood Alert #2 – Red level is still in effect until Friday 26 October.

  • 22 schools are reportedly affected and remain closed. It is estimated that 35 000 households are affected (150 000 people). 800 people have been evacuated and 300 are currently in 10 shelters.

23 Oct 2018 description

Official Sources:

Hurricane Willa

22 Oct 2018 description


As a result of heavy rainfall occurring this afternoon, Monday 22nd October, 2018, the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has received reports of flash flooding along the East/West Corridor in the following areas:

· The Maritime Plaza, Barataria

· The Priority Bus Route in the vicinity of Morvant Junction

· 6th Avenue and 10th Avenue, Barataria

22 Oct 2018 description

Sunday 21st October, 2018 10:30 P.M.

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government (MORDLG) and the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services (MSDFS) will conduct initial damage assessments of all persons affected by the adverse weather. Assessments will be conducted from tomorrow (Monday 22nd October, 2018).

22 Oct 2018 description

Flooding continues to affect Trinidad and Tobago, covering an estimated 80% of the territory. 6 000 people are affected and 13 shelters have been opened. Assessments are still ongoing.

An orange alert is in effect until 23 October for the entire country. A red alert is also in effect for Riverine flooding until Friday 26 October with possible further flash flooding. The Prime Minister has declared a “national disaster” and authorities are responding to the event.

22 Oct 2018 description


The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) and Tobago Emergency Operations Centre (TEOC) are asking persons impacted by flooding to remain patient as we try to respond to high-risk communities, elderly, persons with disabilities, pregnant women and young children.

20 Oct 2018 description

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued a Riverine Flood Alert #2 – Red Level for areas along Trinidad’s main river courses and associated tributaries, for the period Friday 19th October, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. toFriday 26th October, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) is the legal authority to issue riverine alerts. Red level means that there is a high risk and extreme damage or casualties may be unavoidable even in usually safe places.

18 Oct 2018 description

Riverine Flood Alert #1 – Orange Level

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued a Riverine Flood Alert #1 – Orange Level for communities located along Trinidad’s main river courses and associated tributaries, for the period Thursday 18th October, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to Tuesday 23rd October, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Orange level means that you should prepare to safeguard yourself and your property.

17 Oct 2018 description

A WHO Special Initiative in collaboration with UNFCCC and the Fijian Presidency of the COP-23 (SIDS in the Caribbean Region)


Humanity entered a new millennium with unprecedented challenges on a planetary scale. Carbon dioxide emissions, loss of biodiversity, loss of forests, water use, ocean acidification, have all been rapidly increasing for the past 100 to 200 years.

17 Oct 2018 description

Based on the latest official data available as of September 2018, it is estimated that over 2.6 million Venezuelans live outside their country.

Over 186,800 asylum claims have been filed worldwide in 2018, surpassing the 2017-year end figure.
Peru has become the main country of asylum for Venezuelans.

IOM and UNHCR appointed Mr. Eduardo Stein as Joint Special Representative. Mr. Stein will be promoting a harmonized regional approach in coordination with governments and relevant actors.