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16 Jul 2005 description

The Event: At 11:00 am July 16, 2005 Eastern Caribbean Time, the center of Hurricane Emily was located near latitude 16.2 north, longitude 77.3 west or about 130 miles SSW of Kingston, Jamaica and about 335 miles SE of Grand Cayman. Emily is once again a Category 4 Hurricane on the Saffir Simpson Scale and is moving WNW near 18 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph with gusts. This general motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours and should bring the centre of Hurricane EMILY south of Jamaica today and near Grand Cayman Island tonight.

16 Jul 2005 description

Kingston, Jul 16, 2005 - 3:45 pm (ODPEM) - The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is reporting that there are approximately 2, 296 persons housed in shelters across the island.

16 Jul 2005 description

Belmopan, Jul 16, 2005 (NEMO) - Extremely Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Emily Strengthens Further as it passes South of Jamaica

16 Jul 2005 description

Key Message: While Hurricane Emily is continuing along its projected WNW path, the storm is of major Category 4 intensity and could intensify further. The National Hurricane Committee advises residents to continue hurricane preparations since any deviation from the present course will put Grand Cayman in hurricane force winds.

On its current path, the closest point of approach to Grand Cayman from Emily's centre will be 90 miles south-southwest of Grand Cayman, at about 4:00AM on Sunday. At this point, winds are forecast to be around 65 mph, with higher gusts.

15 Jul 2005 description

The Event

At 8:00 am July 15, 2005 Eastern Caribbean Time, the center of Hurricane Emily was located near latitude 14.1 north, longitude 70.0 west or about 525 miles ESE of Kingston, Jamaica. Emily is now a Category 4 Hurricane on the Saffir Simpson Scale and is moving WNW near 20 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 135 mph. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for all of Jamaica. The Cayman Islands is currently under a Hurricane WATCH.

The Prognosis: Hurricane Emily continues to pose a significant threat to the North Western Caribbean Islands.

15 Jul 2005 description

As of 4:00 pm July 15, 2005 the situation relating to the impact and recovery efforts following the passage of Hurricane Emily on Thursday morning July 21, 2005 is as follows.

ELECTRICITY

GRENLEC reported the following:

1. Power restoration to business places is be given priority;

2. Power to Petit Martinique has been restored and Carriacou expects to receive service by 6:00 p.m. today;

3. The south of the island will receive power in a few days;

4. The Town of St. George is fully restored and Gouyave on the western side will be restored by 7:00 p.m.

14 Jul 2005 description

Key Message: At its 4:30 meeting this afternoon the National Hurricane Committee (nhc) indicated that on its current path Hurricane Emily is expected to pass within close proximity to south of the Cayman Islands this weekend. As a result the Cayman Islands will be placed on Hurricane Alert at 7 p.m. this evening and a Hurricane Watch will be issued at 10 p.m.

NHC advice to local population: All interests should be closely monitoring this system.

14 Jul 2005 description

THE EVENT

At 5 pm Eastern Caribbean Time, the center of Hurricane Emily was located near latitude 13.3 north, longitude 65.9 west or about 800mls ESE of Kingston, Jamaica. Emily is now a Category 3 Hurricane on the Saffir Simpson Scale. The Government of Jamaica has issued a Hurricane Watch for the island.

THE PROGNOSIS

The all clear has now been issued for Grenada and its Dependencies and Trinidad & Tobago. Emily is fast approaching Jamaica and is expected to pass very close to the couth coast by the afternoon of Saturday, July 20, 2005.

14 Jul 2005 description

THE EVENT:

Tropical Depression #5 formed Sunday night July 10, 2005 and advisories were initiated by the National Hurricane Centre at 11 pm. At 5 am on July 11, 2005 the tropical depression was upgraded to Tropical Storm Emily which slowly strengthened to become a strong tropical storm as it approached the Windward Islands on the afternoon of Wednesday July 13, 2005.

14 Jul 2005 description
  1. After passing directly over Grenada early this morning, Hurricane Emily is moving away from the Windwards Islands. A hurricane warning remains in effect for Grenada. The hurricane warnings for St Vincent and the Grenadines has been downgraded to a tropical storm warning. Watches and warnings for Trinidad and Tobago have been discontinued.

2. Impacted countries, which are not still under a warning, will be conducting initial damage assessments this morning and information should become available later today.

14 Jul 2005 description

The Event

Tropical Depression #5 formed Sunday night July 10, 2005 and advisories were initiated by the National Hurricane Centre at 11 pm. At 5 am on July 11, 2005 the tropical depression was upgraded to Tropical Storm Emily which slowly strengthened to become a strong tropical storm as it approached the Windward Islands on the afternoon of Wednesday July 13, 2005.

12 Jul 2005 description
  1. Hurricane watches have been issued at 11 am for Barbados, Grenada, St vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are POSSIBLE (but not certain) within the watch area within 36 hours. At this time residents should closely monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Emily which is approaching the Lesser Antilles. At this time it is necessary to review emergency preparedness requirements, especially family emergency plans.
12 Jul 2005 description
  1. At 5:00 pm hurricane warnings have been issued for Barbados, Grenada, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadine. A Tropical Storm Warning was issued for Trinidad and a Hurricane Watch for Tobago. At this time residents in the warning areas should rush their preparations to completion. A warning meanings that hurricane or tropical storm conditions are expected within 24 hours. A watch means that these conditions COULD become reality within 36 hours.

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08 Jul 2005 description

The Event: Hurricane Dennis a strong Category 3 system as it traversed the North East coast of Jamaica for most of Thursday, July 7, 2005, dumped significant amount of torrential rainfall in central and eastern parishes. Dennis strengthened overnight to a dangerous Category 4 Hurricane and is now threatening central Cuba as it moves northwest over the island. The Hurricane Warning has now been lifted for Jamaica.

The Prognosis: The Weather condition in Jamaica is still adverse with many parishes still experiencing rainfall this morning.

06 Jul 2005 description

The Event: At 6pm Eastern Caribbean Time Dennis was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane and was located approximately 315 miles East-Southeast of Jamaica. The system is currently moving in a west northwesterly direction at 14mph with maximum sustained winds of 85mph. A Hurricane Warning s i now in effect for Jamaica.

06 Jul 2005 description

Barbados, Jul 6, 2005 (CDERA) -- The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) has this afternoon activated its Regional Response Mechanism (RRM) to assist Jamaica as Hurricane Dennis barrels towards the member state.

The RRM was activated after consultation with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management of Jamaica.

This means that the other 15 member states of CDERA as well as organs of CARICOM stand ready to lend assistance to Jamaica should it be required.

"The RRM is a framework for member states of CDERA to assist each other in times of a …

19 May 2005 description

Forecast track from National Hurricane Centre as 8 am PDT May 19, 2005

THE FOLLOWING IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY OR ALERT FOR ANY COUNTRY. THIS INFORMATION IS BEING PROVIDED STRICTLY AS AN INFORMATION NOTE TO CDERA MEMBER STATES AND PARTNERS.

PLEASE CONTACT THE RELATIVE WEATHER SERVICE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND THE RELATIVE DISASTER MANAGEMENT OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL ALERTS

1. On Tuesday, May 17, 2005 the first Tropical Depression of the PACIFIC Ocean Hurricane Season formed southwest of Guatemala and El Salvador and was upgraded to Tropical Storm Adrian;

29 Apr 2005 description

By Barbara E. Carby

INTRODUCTION

Jamaica, 18N and 77W ( Fig 1) lies within the North Atlantic hurricane belt. In addition to hurricanes, the island is vulnerable to several hazards, including floods, landslides, drought, fires and earthquakes. A dedicated office for disaster management was established in 1980.

29 Mar 2005 description

By Chamanlall Naipaul

Mar 29, 2005, 09:01 am

Georgetown, Guyana, March 19, 2005 (Guyana Chronicle)- President Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday announced an initial $2.8 billion package to help flood-hit communities and sectors recover over the next three months.

He said the acute disaster response phase of activities in the wake of the devastating January floods in three coastal regions was over and the programme he outlined covers only short-term interventions.

Mr Jagdeo reported that the economic loss from the floods was massive and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin …