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29 Nov 2007 description

The Event: On Thursday afternoon 29th November at 3:00 p.m. local time, an earthquake occurred off the east coast of Martinique.

02 Nov 2007 description

Message: Update on impact of Noel to CDERA Participating States

THE EVENT:

Tropical Storm Noel affected the CDERA Participating States of Jamaica, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas from Monday October 29, 2007 to Friday November 2, 2007.

The heavy rains associated with this system caused landslides and severe flooding to the Bahamas and Jamaica. The situation on the ground is improving as the water has begun to recede.

Two confirmed deaths have been attributed to Noel.

THE BAHAMAS

The National Emergency Management Agency has reported that damage assessment teams were …

02 Nov 2007 description

Message: Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Noel affect Bahamas and Jamaica

THE EVENT:

Tropical Storm Noel (now upgraded to Hurricane Noel) began affecting the CDERA Participating States of Jamaica, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas from Monday October 29, 2007. The system has also caused severe damage, flooding and loss of life in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Hurricane Noel moved across the Bahamas on Thursday November 1, 2007 as a strong Tropical Storm and was upgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane as it entered the Atlantic Ocean.

01 Nov 2007 description

Message: Tropical Storm Noel impacting the Bahamas

THE EVENT:

Tropical Storm Noel began affecting the Bahamas from Tuesday October 30. the system also affected the CDERA Participating States of Jamaica and Turks and Caicos over the last few days.

22 Aug 2007 description

REF: 22/08/07 - TC/2007/000135/10

Message: CDERA's Regional Response Mechanism is "Stood Down"

Update August 22, 2007, 7.00 pm EDT

The Event: Hurricane Dean impacted several of CDERA Participating States during the period Friday August 17- Tuesday August 21. Dean's passage through the Eastern Caribbean was as a Category 2 Hurricane, strengthening to a Category 4 as it moved across southern Jamaica and reaching the level of Category 5 as it impacted Belize.

22 Aug 2007 description

Response Actions, Recovery and Rehabilitation Needs

Report Prepared by the Coordinating Unit of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA)

1.0 THE EVENT

Hurricane Dean impacted several of CDERA Participating States during the period Friday August 17 to Tuesday August 21, 2007.

21 Aug 2007 description


REF: 21/08/07 – TC/2007/000135/11

Message: CDERA Mounts Level Two Response to Hurricane Dean Impact

Update August 21, 2007, 4.00 pm EDT

The Event: Hurricane Dean impacted several of CDERA Participating States during the period Friday August 17- Tuesday August 21. Dean's passage through the Eastern Caribbean was as a Category 2 Hurricane, strengthening to a Category 4 as it moved across Jamaica and reaching the level of Category 5 as it impacted Belize.

Six deaths have been caused by Hurricane Dean in the CDERA Participating States.

20 Aug 2007 description

Significant Damage reported in Jamaica, August 20, 2007, 11.00am EDT

The Event: Hurricane Dean impacted the Lesser Antilles on Friday August 17, 2007 as a Category 2 Hurricane Saffir/Simpson Hurricane Scale and as a Category four during its passage across Jamaica on Sunday August 19. As Dean moved past Jamaica maximum sustained winds were near 145 mph (230 km/hr).

Dean caused the deaths of two persons in Dominica and one in Saint Lucia. Generally the damage to the islands of the Lesser Antilles was minimal.

19 Aug 2007 description

Hurricane Dean, a Category Four Hurricane, impacted Jamaica between Sunday August 19 and the early hours of Monday August 20.

SITUATION UPDATE

Rapid damage assessments is ongoing. Full Damage Assessment Teams will be dispatched tomorrow. An initial situation report will be issued by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) later this evening.

Following is a preliminary report from ODPEM:

Casualties

Two deaths have been confirmed at this time

Damage

Roof damage is extensive.

19 Aug 2007 description

Hurricane Dean begins to affect Jamaica, August 19 2007, 3.00 pm EDT

The Event: Hurricane Dean began impacting the Caribbean islands early Friday August 17, 2007 as a Category 2 Hurricane Saffir/Simpson Hurricane Scale.

18 Aug 2007 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, Saturday August 18, 2007 (CDERA)

The Event: Hurricane Dean began impacting the Caribbean islands early Friday August 17, 2007 as a Category 2 Hurricane Saffir/Simpson hurricane scale. Hurricane warnings were posted for Saint Lucia and Dominica and Tropical Storm warnings for Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Grenada and its dependencies, Montserrat, St. Kitts/Nevis and St.

17 Aug 2007 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, August 17, 2007 (CDERA)

The Event - At 8:00 am EDT the center of Hurricane Dean, a Category 2 Hurricane was located near latitude 14.3 north and longitude 60.9 west or in the Saint Lucia channel between Saint Lucia and Martinique. Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph (169 km/hr) with higher gusts. Stronger winds are likely over elevated terrain near the path of the centre.

17 Aug 2007 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, Friday August 17, 2007 ( CDERA)

The Event: Hurricane Dean, a Category two hurricane on the Saffir/Simpson scale began affecting islands in the Lesser Antilles from the evening of Thursday August 16. Hurricane warnings were issued on for Saint. Lucia and Dominica and Tropical Storm warnings for Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Grenada and its dependencies, Montserrat, St. Kitts/Nevis and St.

24 Jul 2007 description

By Emergency Policy Group

Brades, Montserrat, July 20, 2007 (Emergency Policy Group) - The Emergency Policy Group (EPG) met this morning to consider the interim assessment of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) on the hazards and risks associated with the Soufriere Hills Volcano. The report was issued on 19 July 2007.

The EPG accepted the findings of the SAC that risks have reduced following a period of little activity at the surface of the volcano and agreed that residents from the February 15, 2007 evacuation can return to their homes full time from tomorrow, Saturday 21 …

07 Feb 2007 description

By Emergency Policy Group, Montserrat

Brades - Montserrat, February 7, 2007 (Emergency Policy Group) - Scientists at the MVO briefed the Emergency Policy Group this afternoon (Tuesday 6 February) and informed them that the dome at the Soufriere Hills Volcano is still growing on the Western side of the crater. It is estimated that the top of the dome now stands 1065 metres above sea level and contains some 250 million cubic metres of material.

Current estimates indicate that almost 20 million cubic metres of material could collapse into Tyers Ghaut and into the Belham Valley.