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18 Dec 2006 description

Explanatory Memorandum

1 - Rationale, needs and target population :

1.1. - Rationale :

The Caribbean region experiences multiple natural disasters. Tropical storms often take the form of a hurricane1, and the hurricane season lasts for six months. There are also floods, flash floods, tsunamis, landslides and mudslides. Some islands suffer from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The physical risk is combined with socioeconomic factors, such as high population density, fast demographic growth and great poverty.

19 Aug 2005 description

St Georges, Aug 18, 2005 (CDERA) - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) has unveiled a new programme to improve disaster relief management across the Caribbean.

15 Jul 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

15 Jul 2005 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0109

OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Hurricane Emily - The Caribbean

15 Jul 2005 description

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WTNT35 KNHC 150847
TCPAT5
BULLETIN
HURRICANE EMILY ADVISORY NUMBER 18
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

14 Jul 2005 description

Hurricanes currently beating down on several Caribbean countries are a major concern to the Organization of American States, with Secretary General José Miguel Insulza today expressing sympathy over the loss of life in Haiti and other countries in the Caribbean. Particular concern was expressed over the impact of hurricane Emily on Grenada.

The Secretary General said the OAS has already begun consultations with the mechanisms of the inter-American system and with other key international bodies to determine what assistance can be rendered.

14 Jul 2005 description

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, July 13 (Reuters) - The fifth storm of the Atlantic hurricane season grew into a hurricane on Wednesday as it churned through the Windward Islands of the eastern Caribbean.

Emily's sustained winds hit 90 mph (144 kph) as it approached Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines and threatened Venezuela and the Netherlands Antilles.

At 11 p.m. EDT on Wednesday (0300 GMT on Thursday), the center of Hurricane Emily was about 45 miles (72 km) east-southeast of Grenada and moving to the west at 18 mph (29 kph), the U.S.

14 Jul 2005 description

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, July 14 (Reuters) - Two houses collapsed and a dozen lost roofs as Hurricane Emily ripped past Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday, where it flooded roads, toppled trees and knocked out power.

The growing storm, with 90 mph (145 kph) winds, also pounded nearby Grenada, where residents were still trying to rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Ivan last September.

In energy-rich Trinidad and Tobago, rivers in the capital, Port of Spain, and in central Trinidad, broke their banks as Emily dropped up to 8 inches (20 cm) of rain along its path through the …

14 Jul 2005 description

ZCZC MIATCPAT5 ALL
TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
BULLETIN
HURRICANE EMILY ADVISORY NUMBER 15
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

13 Jul 2005 description

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WTNT35 KNHC 132032
TCPAT5
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM EMILY ADVISORY NUMBER 12
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL