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25 Oct 2018 description

The Situation:

Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. Resilience Way, Lower Estate, St. Michael, Barbados www.cdema.org Tel: (246) 434-4880, Fax: (246) 271-3660 According to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) as at 9:12AM October 25, 2018, a Riverine Flood Alert – Orange Level remains in effect.

National Actions:

05 Oct 2018 description

The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center (UWI SRC) has reported High levels of seismicity at the Kick em’ Jenny Volcano. Since the episode began during the afternoon of September 30, 2018 quite a number of events have taken place. The largest of these events occurred on Monday morning at 03:24 a.m., 03:35 a.m. and 03:56 a.m. (local time) of magnitudes 3.5, 3.5 and 3.3 respectively.

27 Sep 2018 description

LOCATION: APPROXIMATELY 260 MILES EAST OF BARBADOS

PRESENT MOVEMENT: WNW AT 18 MPH

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 60 MPH

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 998MB

WATCHES AND WARNINGS ISSUED FOR CDEMA PARTICIPATING STATES:

  • TROPICAL STORM WARNING: Barbados, Saint Lucia, Dominica
  • TROPICAL STORM WATCH: St. Vincent and the Grenadines

NHC Update

21 Sep 2018 description

The Caribbean region is poised to benefit from increased humanitarian assistance following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and humanitarian service provider, Rescue Global (RG). The signing took place yesterday, September 19, 2018 at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit in St. Michael, Barbados.

16 Sep 2018 description

Summary of Damage and Shelter Occupancy in Dominica

  • Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. Resilience Way, Lower Estate, St. Michael, Barbados www.cdema.org Tel: (246) 434-4880, Fax: (246) 271-3660

  • The following is a report from the CARICOM Operational Support Team (COST) that was deployed to Dominica in support of National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC).

14 Sep 2018 description

Isaac now moving away from the Lesser Antilles

Winds 40 MPH
Speed 16 MPH
Longitude 14.9 North
Latitude 63.2 West

14 Sep 2018 description

Storms Isaac, Florence, Joyce and Helene are currently passing across the Caribbean region and Southern USA and we are monitoring and mapping their progress together with forecasts of likely wind speeds, storm surges, flood risks and other hazards. Isaac is due to pass over Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda today, bringing very high winds and heavy rain. Currently it looks as if Dominica is at greatest risk of flooding.

12 Sep 2018 description

Bridgetown, Barbados September 11, 2018 – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and humanitarian mapping charity MapAction yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise their new joint working relationship. MapAction will work alongside CDEMA teams and support National Disaster Management Agencies within the Caribbean region as needed.

29 Aug 2018 description

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the International Federation for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are today launching the re-designed Early Warning Systems Toolkit. This toolkit is a compilation of guidance and operational documents in an online platform.

24 Aug 2018 description

UPDATE: Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake at 5:31 PM (21/08/18)
Magnitude 6.0 Aftershock at 9:28 AM (22/08/18)

Summary of Damage Assessments

The following is a report from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) Trinidad and Tobago on the ongoing damage assessments following the earthquake and aftershocks between August 21 and 22, 2018.

21 Aug 2018 description

SITUATION

According to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre (SRC) the 6.8 magnitude earthquake occurred at 5:31PM (Local Time) at a depth of 88km. The earthquake was located Latitude 10.47N and Longitude 62.75W at 57km SE of Carupano, Venezuela. The Earthquake was felt strongly in Trinidad and Tobago in the cities of Port of Spain and San Fernando. The following CDEMA Participating States also reported tremors around the same time: Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname.

03 Aug 2018 description

Nature of Event

Tropical Wave which generated torrential rainfall and resulted in landslides and flooding in several areas.

Areas Affected

The Parishes of St. David and St. George were severely affected

Actions Taken

NaDMA

17 Jul 2018 description

Bridgetown, Barbados July 16th, 2018 – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Coordinating Unit (CDEMA CU) and the Regional Security System Headquarters (RSS HQ) convened a second training workshop of the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) to serve the region during the period August 2018 to July 2019. The training workshop is taking place from July 16 – 20, 2018, at the Frank Walcott Labour College in St. Phillip, Barbados with funding support from the United States Government through the US Southern Command.

08 Jul 2018 description

SYNOPSIS OF TROPICAL STORM BERYL

According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, as of 2:00 PM (AST) on July 08, 2018, Beryl continues to move WNW towards the Lesser Antilles with no change in strength. Beryl or its remnants is forecast to approach the Lesser Antilles this evening, Sunday July 08, and cross the island chain tonight.

07 Jul 2018 description

MESSAGE: Hurricane Beryl forms over the far Eastern Atlantic and progresses west towards the Caribbean.

THE SITUATION: