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25 Sep 2017 description

Interpretation

Between September 18 and 19, 2017 and only a few days after hurricane Irma, another powerful tropical cyclone, Maria, also classified as a category 5 hurricane, hit several islands of the Caribbean {mainly Dominica, Guadeloupe or Puerto Rico}. The islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique endured widespread flooding, damaged roofs and uprooted trees, and two deaths are reported in Guadeloupe.

20 Sep 2017 description
  • 109,352 Total Households Exposed

  • $22.3 Billion Total Capital Exposure

  • 251,509 Total Population Exposed

Population, capital expense, and household estimated calculated by the PDC GEM model and based on area exposed to peak wind gusts greater than 80 mph (> Moderate Damage) as identified by TAOS.

14 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Hurricane Irma has been upgraded to a powerful category five storm as warnings have been issued for several Caribbean islands.

The hurricane had sustained winds of up to 280 km/h. Irma is projected to hit the islands, causing storm surges, life-threatening winds and torrential rain.

The present map shows basic topographic features derived from public datasets, refined by means of visual interpretation of pre-event imagery.

14 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Hurricane Irma has been upgraded to a powerful category five storm as warnings have been issued for several Caribbean islands.

The hurricane had sustained winds of up to 280 km/h. Irma is projected to hit the islands, causing storm surges, life-threatening winds and torrential rain.

07 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Hurricane Irma has been upgraded to a powerful category five storm as warnings have been issued for several Caribbean islands. The hurricane had sustained winds of up to 280km/h. Irma is projected to hit the islands, causing storm surges, life-threatening winds and torrential rain.

07 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Hurricane Irma has been upgraded to a powerful category five storm as warnings have been issued for several Caribbean islands.

The hurricane had sustained winds of up to 280 km/h. Irma is projected to hit the islands, causing storm surges, life-threatening winds and torrential rain.

23 Mar 2017 description

Le Mécanisme Européen de Protection Civile participe au premier exercice de crise "EU Richter Caraïbes 2017" aux Antilles

Cet exercice de solidarité européenne et internationale, cofinancé par l’Union Européenne, a pour objectif de tester les chaînes opérationnelles, organisationnelles et de commandement dans l’Arc antillais, pour répondre aux catastrophes de grande ampleur tels que les tremblements de terre et tsunamis, qui affectent régulièrement cette région.

01 Sep 2015 description

Ce jour, lundi 31 aout, un hélicoptère de la sécurité civile, type dragon 972, fera une nouvelle mission à la Dominique. A la demande des autorités de la Dominique des évacuations de ressortissants dominiquais vers l’hôpital de Roseau seront organisées.

Des rotations permettront de regrouper des compatriotes isolés et de porter secours aux dominiquais qui en ont besoin.

27 Aug 2010 description

French Health ministers, Roselyne Bachelot, and for Overseas, Marie-Luce Penchard, are expected today in the Antilles where a dengue fever epidemic has already caused 18 deaths and registered, in the month of August, an average of 4,000 cases a week in the Islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe.

17 Dec 2008 description
report European Commission

IP/08/1992

Bruxelles, le 17 décembre 2008 - La Commissaire européenne à la politique régionale, Danuta Hübner, et le Secrétaire d'Etat français chargé de l'Outre-Mer, Yves Jégo, ont signé hier un accord de mise en œuvre, confirmant l'octroi de près de 13 millions d'euros à la Martinique et à la Guadeloupe, suite aux dégâts causés par l'ouragan Dean en août 2007.

10 Sep 2008 description

IP/08/1311

Bruxelles, le 10 septembre 2008 - La Commission européenne a proposé aujourd'hui d'allouer une aide de 12,78 millions d'euros provenant du Fonds de solidarité de l'Union européenne (FSUE), après le passage de l'ouragan Dean, qui a causé d'importants dégâts en août 2007 dans deux îles des Antilles françaises : la Martinique et la Guadeloupe.

21 Aug 2007 description
map UNOSAT

The map provides a general overview of Guadeloupe, including populated places, highlighted urban areas with more than 500 persons per square km, main roads, secondary roads, ariports, ports, nature parks, wetlands of international importance (Ramsar sites), elevation contours and spot heights.

28 Oct 2005 description

By Tim Shenk

PANABAJ, Guatemala - A river of mud and boulders swept over this village of about 3,500 people when Tropical Storm Stan dumped torrential rains on a nearby mountainside in the early morning of Oct. 5.

"The sound (of the mudslide) was like a helicopter coming at 2:00 a.m.," says Lidia Ruth Recinos de Letona, as she recalls lying in bed on that dark and rainy night.

07 Oct 2005 description

CARLSBAD, CA -- 250 are reported dead across Latin America and over 150,000 evacuated from their homes after Hurricane Stan struck the region earlier this week.