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11 Sep 2004 description

Ivan impacts Jamaica

REF: HurrIvan-04/09-#JM02

10 Sep 2004 description

Sep 10, 2004, 23:00 pm

Barbados, Sep 10, 2004 (CDERA) -- The temporary halt to relief shipments into Grenada will be lifted as of 5 am September 11, 2004.

10 Sep 2004 description

TIME: 6:00 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Barbados, Sep 10, 2004 (CDERA) -- Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has declared a state of emergency ahead of the impact of dangerous category four Hurricane Ivan.

Although at 5.00pm the centre was located 80 miles south east of Jamaica Ivan outer rain bands had started to affect the country. Coastal areas in St. Thomas experienced tidal surges. Two houses have been washed away in the Logan Avenue, Duhaney Pen area of Morant Bay, St. Thomas. A section of main road has been washed away in the vicinity of Duhaney Pen and Roselle.

10 Sep 2004 description

Barbados, Sep 10, 2004 (CDERA) - On the recommendation of the Regional Security System and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA), the Emergency Operations Centre is Grenada is temporarily suspending all shipments of relief supplies to the country.

09 Sep 2004 description

This is not an official weather advisory for any state

1. Hurricane Ivan has strengthened and is now an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane.

2. A Hurricane Warning is likely to be issued for Jamaica later today.

3. The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is urging residents to observe all precautionary measures.

4. At 8.00a.m, Ivan was located 455 miles Southeast of Kingston Jamaica, at latitude 14.2 North and Longitude 70.7 West and traveling at a speed of 15 mph.

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09 Sep 2004 description

SITUATION UPDATE -- 9:00 pm

Local law enforcement authorities supported by the Regional Security System have brought the internal security situation under control.

09 Sep 2004 description

TIME: 5.00p.m

This is not an official weather advisory for any state

1. A hurricane warning is in effect for Jamaica

2. Hurricane Ivan is moving in a West Northerwesterly direction at 15mph and is expected to be close to Jamaica by Friday.

3. At 5.00pm maximum sustained winds had decreased to 150mph but is likely to intensify during the next 24 hours. NOAA reconnaissance plane placed Ivan near latitude 15.0 North and Longitude 72.5 West and about 350 miles Southeast of Kingston Jamaica.

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09 Sep 2004 description

SITUATION UPDATE

A Rapid Needs Assessment Team (RNAT) has departed Barbados and due to arrive Grenada before noon today. Their task is to assess the critical sectors of housing, shelter, health, communication and infrastructure.

The Caribbean Disaster Response Unit (CDRU) has an advance team on the ground and another contingent will arrive this evening to handle relief supplies management and logistics.

08 Sep 2004 description

Barbados, Sep 08, 2004: 3:00 pm (CDERA) - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) has started operations involving numerous agencies to provide relief assistance to hurricane-hit Grenada.

The British Naval vessel HMS Richmond has arrived in St George's harbour and has done a fly over to provide an initial assessment.

08 Sep 2004 description

TIME: 10 pm

The Event: Hurricane Ivan a Category 3 system with sustained winds of 115mph impacted Grenada on Tuesday September 7, 2004 leaving a trail of damage. All utilities were knocked out but limited communication has been restored with the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC). Hurricane Ivan has cleared the island and is now headed towards Jamaica where a hurricane watch is in effect.

08 Sep 2004 description

TIME: 11:00 am

This is not an official weather advisory for any state

1. Hurricane Ivan which impacted the Windward Islands is now threatening Jamaica.

2. The Emergency Operations Centre in Kingston is being activated Thursday.

3. The Government of Jamaica has issued a hurricane watch which indicated that hurricane force conditions are likely within 36 hours.

4. At 11 pm Ivan, a dangerous category 4 hurricane was located 595 miles east-southeast of Jamaica at latitude 13.6 north and longitude 69.1 west. Ivan is travelling west-northwest near 17 mph.

07 Sep 2004 description

TIME: 11:00 am

At 11.00am the National Hurricane Centre advised that Huricane Ivan was located at 11.8N and 60.2W. moving toward the West near 18 mph. Maximum sustained winds were 115 mph and minimum central pressure at 963 mb.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada and its dependencies. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Barbados , Martinique and St.

07 Sep 2004 description

TIME: 11:00 am

This is not an official weather advisory for any state

Extract from Advisory # 21 on Hurricane Ivan from the National Hurricane Center:

AT 11 AM AST POSITION...11.8 N... 60.2 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD...WEST NEAR 18 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 963 MB.

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR TRINIDAD...TOBAGO...ST. VINCENT...THE GRENADINES...AND GRENADA AND ITS DEPENDENCIES. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR BARBADOS...MARTINIQUE... AND ST.

07 Sep 2004 description
CDERA and partners deploying immediate assistance

TIME: 7:30 pm

Barbados, Sep 07, 2004 (CDERA) -- Grenada, a member state of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) was severely impacted by Hurricane Ivan. Three people are confirmed dead.

The Capital St Georges suffered incalculable damage. The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and the residence of Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell were destroyed.

06 Sep 2004 description

Barbados, Sep 06, 2004 (CDERA) -- As Barbados and Saint Lucia brace for the impact of the dangerous Hurricane Ivan, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) has placed all of its mechanisms on alert to assist its member states in the aftermath of the hurricane.

This morning the Eastern Caribbean Donor Group met under the chairmanship of the United Nations Development Programme to confirm the resources which are available for assistance.

The United States Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has aerial reconnaissance support on standby.

Emergency Disaster …

06 Sep 2004 description

Issued by: Pan American Disaster Response Unit (PADRU)

Date: September 6, 2004, 14:16 pm

The weather allowed the conducting of a fact finding mission to the Southern Bahama Islands. Two Pan American Disaster Response Unit (PADRU) Delegates and the President and Secretary General of the Bahamas Red Cross Society (BRCS), accompanied the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and other members of the cabinet on the mission.

06 Sep 2004 description

TIME: 11:00 am

1. A hurricane warning is in effect for Barbados, Grenada, Saint Lucia, St Vincent, as of 11 am.A warning means that hurricane force conditions are expected to be experienced in the warning areas within 24 hours.

2. A tropical Storm warning in effect for Tobago and Trinidad.

3. National disaster plans are activated in Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad, Tobago, Saint Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines - which are the member states of CDERA.

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05 Sep 2004 description

IVAN STRENGTHENS RAPIDLY INTO A CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE

The Event: At 13:00hrs Eastern Caribbean Time Hurricane Ivan was approximately 895 miles East-Southeast of Barbados. The system is currently moving in a westerly direction at 21mph with maximum sustained winds of 115mph.

The Prognosis: On its present track and forward speed, it is estimated that Hurricane Ivan will approach the Barbados local area within the next 45 hours. The island would commence experiencing Tropical Storm Force winds by late Monday evening September 6, 2004.

05 Sep 2004 description

TIME: 11:00 am

1. Hurricane Ivan continues to strengthen and is near to category two hurricane strength on the Saffir-Simpson Scale.

2. The forecast path as at 11 am makes Ivan a potential threat to the islands of the Eastern Caribbean as early as Tuesday September 7, 2004.

3. CDERA has advised its Eastern Caribbean member states - especially Grenada, St Vincent, Barbados, Saint Lucia, and Dominica - to activate their national disaster plans.

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