EVENT: Continuous and heavy rainfall commenced in Guyana on December 12, 2008. This resulted in flooding in several communities in Region 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, particularly, those communities located on the Coastal Plain and along the, Abary, Mahaica, and Mahaicony rivers.
PROGNOSIS: The Hyrometeorological Division of the Ministry of Agriculture reported that tomorrow January 8, 2009 will be cloudy with occasional showers expected over most of Guyana. Wet conditions are expected during the remaining forecast period January 9-12, 2009 which could cause flooding in low lying areas.
Rains associated with the passage of Tropical Depression 16 during the period October 15 -17, 2008 have resulted in widespread flooding across several districts in Belize. Flood waters have reportedly affected 97 villages and are expected to continuing rising in areas of the Belize, Cayo, Corozal and Orange Walk Districts well into the month of November.
The Cayo District has been significantly impacted and on October 22 was declared a Disaster Area by the Honorable Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize.
Tropical Depression No.
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.
The Event: Hurricane Gustav, which impacted Jamaica on August 29 as a Tropical Storm, and is now a category 3 hurricane, no longer poses a major threat to Jamaica. Jamaica’s Meteorological Service has lifted the Tropical Storm Warning that was in effect for the island. A significant decrease in rainfall has already been observed over eastern parishes and will soon be experienced across the rest of the island. Weather conditions will therefore return to normal today.
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.
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.
The Event: At 2pm Eastern Caribbean Time Hurricane Emily was located approximately 165mls East-southeast of Brownsville, Texas, USA. Emily is now a category two hurricane on the Saffir Simpson Scale.
The Prognosis: Following the passage of Emily in the Eastern and Northwest Caribbean, detailed assessments are now being undertaken in Grenada and Jamaica.
The Ministry of Finance has completed its preliminary assessment of the direct damage related to the passage of Hurricane Emily.
By GIS, Grenada
St Georges, Oct 15, 2004 (GIS) - The Government of the Republic of China on Taiwan has given one million US dollars to the Grenada Government that would go towards rebuilding efforts, after the passage of hurricane Ivan on September 7, 2004.
Taiwanese Ambassador to Grenada His Excellency Allan Li-Shang Jiang, handed over the cheque to Prime Minister Dr. the Rt. Hon.