Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Hurricane Maria - Sep 2017
- Hurricane Irma - Sep 2017
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Floods - Nov 2016
- Hurricane Matthew - Sep 2016
- Caribbean: Drought - 2015-2017
- Eastern Caribbean: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2013
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Floods - Apr 2011
- Hurricane Tomas - Oct 2010
- Caribbean: Drought - Feb 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA
Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.
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13 Days that changed the Caribbean
Assemblée générale Plénière
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L’action commune est le moyen le plus efficace de réaliser un développement et d’atteindre une paix qui bénéficient à tous, ont reconnu la quarantaine de dirigeants qui sont intervenus lors de cette quatrième journée du débat annuel de l’Assemblée générale. À un moment de l’histoire jugé décisif, le débat a revêtu un caractère souvent sombre en mettant l’accent sur les changements climatiques, les inégalités et le terrorisme.
General Assembly Plenary
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The interdependence of States and the benefits of joint action must be recognized and reaffirmed, the General Assembly heard today, as speakers debated the value of multilateralism in addressing pressing global challenges, ranging from inequality to climate change.
The Caribbean has been buffeted by an exceptional number of intense storms and hurricanes this year. In the space of just a few days, Hurricane Irma has been followed by Hurricanes José and Maria, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. Hurricane Irma formed near Cabo Verde towards the end of August and, according to the US National Hurricane Center, was the strongest hurricane on record to form in the Atlantic Ocean.
At least one person was killed and two people are missing in the aftermath of category 5 hurricane, Maria which hit the Caribbean islands on 18 September, according to initial reports.
Guadeloupe did not face Maria’s direct impact unlike Dominica, which was caught in the eye of the hurricane.
Hurricane Maria becomes an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane as it directly impacts Dominica during the next few hours.
NWS Summary: At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Maria was located by satellite imagery and data from the French radar on Martinique near latitude 15.1 North, longitude 60.7 West. Maria is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through Wednesday.
Monday, September 18, 2017 — With impending Hurricane Maria and the passing of Hurricane Irma, an 1800 tonne capacity barge carrying much needed food and emergency supplies from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has off-loaded in Tortola, The British Virgin Islands after the rapid mobilisation by the SVG’s Government, farming community and the private sector.
(New York 17 September 2017): The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, today allocated US$10 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable humanitarians to help tens of thousands of people in need of assistance following the devastating category five storm, Hurricane Irma.
MESSAGE: Tropical Storm Maria forms over in the Atlantic. Hurricane Watches issued for Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat. Tropical Storm Warnings issued for Saint Lucia, Dominica, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
SVG TO DELIVER CRITICAL EMERGENCY SUPPLIES TO THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE IRMA.
A vessel will leave Port Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday, Sep. 15, to take food and emergency supplies to the British Virgin Islands.
On the way it will stop in Saint Lucia. Persons interested in sending supplies to their families and friends are asked to drop them off at the NEMO headquarters in Saint Lucia with proper labelling by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sep. 14.
From September through November 2016, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) experienced a series of significant rainfall events beginning with the passage of Hurricane Mathew in September 2016 and culminating with the passage of two trough systems on November 9 and November 28, 2016. Due to the consistent rainfall over the period, ground conditions were largely saturated which set the stage for intense flash flooding associated with the two troughs. A single death was reported from Bequia.
7 SEPTEMBRE 2017
La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. António Guterres, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:
Le Secrétaire général est attristé par les informations faisant état d’immenses destructions et de pertes en vies humaines dans la région des Caraïbes depuis que l’ouragan Irma s’est abattu sur Antigua-et-Barbuda mercredi. Il exprime ses condoléances aux gouvernements et aux peuples de tous les pays insulaires et territoires de la région touchés par l’ouragan Irma.