Bridgetown, Barbados, October 8, 2008 (CDERA) - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) has received US$25,000 from the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) and Chevron Corporation to go towards the purchase of relief items to assist persons affected by the recent impact of Hurricane Ike on the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).
Grand Turk and South Caicos were declared Disaster Areas after Ike a Category Four Hurricane and Tropical Storm Hanna moved across the TCI early last month.
Message: Damage Assessment Report identifies Priority Needs for Turks and Caicos Islands (Friday, September 12, 2008)
Hurricane Ike a Category 4 system with sustained winds of 135 mph (215km/hr) impacted the Turks and Caicos Islands between September 6 and 7, 2008. This occurred one week after the passage of Tropical Storm Hanna which circled the islands twice before heading northward.
The Government of the Turks and Caicos declared a disaster area for Grand Turk and South Caicos Islands due to the extent and magnitude of damage and affected population.
Hurricane Ike still affecting the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southeastern Bahamas
The Event: Hurricane Ike impacts Turks and Caicos and the southern Bahamas islands as a Category four Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. A Hurricane Warning for Hurricane Ike (Category Three) remains in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas, including the Acklins Crooked Island, the Inaguas, Mayaguana, and the Ragged Islands, and for the central Bahamas including Cat Island, the Exumas, Long Island, Rum Cay, and San Salvador.
Mon, 8 Sep 2008, 19:22
Message: Damage Assessment underway in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southern Islands of the Bahamas (2:00pm Sept. 8. 2008)
Hurricane Ike affected the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Great Inagua Bahamas Islands on Saturday September 7, 2008. At the time of impact Ike was a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. At 2:00pm EDT today (Sept.
Message: Update on Impacts of Tropical Weather Systems on CDERA Participating States
The CDERA Participating States of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands were impacted by Tropical Weather Systems over the period August 23- September 8, 2008 that have left a trail of death, damage and destruction.
Trinidad and Tobago experienced heavy rainfall on August 23 and 27, and September 7 2008.
The intense rains and high winds caused extensive flash and riverine flooding, damage to roofs, fallen trees and landslides in several …
Barbados, Sep 02, 2004 (CDERA) - The Governor's office on Grand Turk has reported minimal damage from Hurricane Frances which passed the island yesterday.
Power supply is still out on Grand Turk but by this evening, electricity should be restored to the hospital and island-wide supply expected back by Sunday.
Water supply is presently being restored as well as telecommunications.
There was no structural damage on Grand Turk neither was there any damage to the airports on Grand Turk or Providenciales both of which are expected to reopen either later this evening or …