SEISMIC HAZARDS EXIST IN THE CARIBBEAN BECAUSE OF ITS PLACEMENT BETWEEN THE NORTH AMERICAN AND SOUTH AMERICAN PLATES.
Seismologists have predicted that the Caribbean region needs to prepare for a much larger incident, following recordings of a burst of 54 small earthquakes near the north of St. Kitts in early December.
Dr. Joan Latchman from the University of the West Indies Seismic Researh Centre (UWI-SRC), said that while no one reported feeling the earthquakes, they should be taken as a warning about the lack of earthquake preparedness in the region.
The heavy rains have led to millions of dollars in damages.
Saint Lucia has been experiencing heavy rains associated with a trough system.
According to the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services, a total of 181.1 millimetres of rainfall was recorded at the Hewanorra International Airport from Thursday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m., to Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8 a.m. The total recorded for the corresponding period at the George F.L. Charles Airport was 143.3 millimetres.
Three community wellness centres have been upgraded to be greener and more resilient to natural disasters.
The official opening of the Desruisseaux, Belle Vue and Mon Repos Wellness Centres was celebrated with ribbon cutting ceremonies that marked an improvement in the delivery of climate-smart and safer healthcare facilities in Saint Lucia.
Minister for Health and Wellness, Sen. Hon. Mary Isaac, said the SMART Healthcare Facilities Project will play a significant part in strengthening healthcare services in Saint Lucia.
by Janelle Norville, GIS
Saint Lucia recently hosted the first ever forum of the Caribbean Nationally Determined Contributions Finance Initiatives (NDC FI).
ADVISORY ISSUED AS OF 2 PM, SEP. 27, 2018.
A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Saint Lucia. A tropical storm warning is also in effect for Barbados, Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe.
A tropical storm watch is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.