The heavy rains have led to millions of dollars in damages.
Saint Lucia has been experiencing heavy rains associated with a trough system.
According to the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services, a total of 181.1 millimetres of rainfall was recorded at the Hewanorra International Airport from Thursday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m., to Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8 a.m. The total recorded for the corresponding period at the George F.L. Charles Airport was 143.3 millimetres.
Three community wellness centres have been upgraded to be greener and more resilient to natural disasters.
The official opening of the Desruisseaux, Belle Vue and Mon Repos Wellness Centres was celebrated with ribbon cutting ceremonies that marked an improvement in the delivery of climate-smart and safer healthcare facilities in Saint Lucia.
Minister for Health and Wellness, Sen. Hon. Mary Isaac, said the SMART Healthcare Facilities Project will play a significant part in strengthening healthcare services in Saint Lucia.
by Janelle Norville, GIS
Saint Lucia recently hosted the first ever forum of the Caribbean Nationally Determined Contributions Finance Initiatives (NDC FI).
ADVISORY ISSUED AS OF 2 PM, SEP. 27, 2018.
A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Saint Lucia. A tropical storm warning is also in effect for Barbados, Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe.
A tropical storm watch is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
RESEARCHERS PREDICT SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON.
The Ministry of Health recently convened a meeting to formulate plans for the 2018 hurricane season, commencing June 1 to Nov. 30, in a deliberate attempt to identify potential gaps in the services provided during and after hurricanes.
THE NATIONAL ADAPTATION PLAN IS THE KEY STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR ACHIEVING THE COUNTRY’S ADAPTATION GOALS.
The Government of Saint Lucia has prepared a national plan to prepare the country for the impacts of climate change.
From April 16 to 17, national stakeholders will meet in Castries for the launch of Saint Lucia’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP).
Government officials and creators (artists and performers) will also take part in a number of training programmes related to climate change adaptation.
A SERIES OF WHITEBOARD ANIMATIONS ARE BEING AIRED THROUGHOUT THE REGION.
The OECS Get Creative with Climate Change and Sustainable Land Management GCCA iLAND Resilience Project, is launching a major climate change and sustainable land management awareness initiative in the form of whiteboard animations.
MANGROVE RESTORATION AND FLOOD MITIGATION INTERVENTIONS UNDERWAY IN ANSE LA RAYE.
Situated between two rivers – the Grande Rivière in the south and Petite Rivière in the north – the Anse La Raye community in Saint Lucia is naturally flood prone.
In recent years, flood mitigation projects implemented along the rivers have seen a decrease in the severity of floods in the village, however several factors such as the sea swells and overgrowth of the mangrove along the Petite Rivière continue to pose the threat of floods.
RADIO COMMUNICATION IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS THROUGH WHICH DISTRICTS CONVEY INFORMATION TO AID AGENCIES.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness, with the support of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), is making a deliberate attempt to strengthen potential gaps in communication services provided during and after hurricanes.
NEMO Director, Velda Joseph, said proper emergency communication measures can guard against severe loss.
A REVIEW OF EARLY WARNINGS SYSTEMS IN THE 2017 HURRICANE SEASON TO HELP STRENGTHEN RESILIENCE AGAINST FUTURE DISASTERS.
An expert review has been launched into the effectiveness of early warnings in the Caribbean during the devastating 2017 hurricane season in order to strengthen resilience against future disasters.
THE FORTNIGHTLY SERVICE TO DOMINICA HAS BEEN INCREASED TO A WEEKLY ONE. SUPPLIES WILL BE SHIPPED EVERY MONDAY.
NEMO Director Velda Joseph, recently provided an update on NEMO’s relief efforts.
The Director made a point to specially thank the public for assisting and contributing toward Dominica’s hurricane relief efforts. She also encouraged continued assistance, especially in the area of building supplies.
In the crucial days following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the OECS Commission joined forces with the Embassy of Venezuela and the Government of Saint Lucia to provide a steady stream of relief supplies to affected OECS member states.
Statement from Acting Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Honourable Lenard Montoute
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — The Cabinet of Ministers met Tuesday morning to discuss the preliminary situation in Dominica following the passage of Hurricane Maria on Monday September 19th and Saint Lucia’s immediate response to provide relief.
Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment, Honourable Lenard Montoute explained that plans were already underway to make Saint Lucia an operational base for the relief effort to Dominica.
SVG TO DELIVER CRITICAL EMERGENCY SUPPLIES TO THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE IRMA.
A vessel will leave Port Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday, Sep. 15, to take food and emergency supplies to the British Virgin Islands.
On the way it will stop in Saint Lucia. Persons interested in sending supplies to their families and friends are asked to drop them off at the NEMO headquarters in Saint Lucia with proper labelling by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sep. 14.
THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN A POWERFUL HURRICANE THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) and the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services continue to monitor the progress of Hurricane Irma which has intensified into a major category 3 hurricane in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean.
According to the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services, as at 5 a.m. on Friday, Sep. 1, the center of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 18.2 degrees north, longitude 36.5 degrees west or about 1665 miles or 2680 kilometers east of the Leeward Islands.
by Saint Lucia Met. Service
A low pressure system east of the Lesser Antilles is becoming better organized as it approaches the region at about 15 to 20 miles per hour or 24 to 31 kilometers per hour.
Regardless of development, this system is expected to produce adverse weather conditions over Saint Lucia beginning tonight, Aug 17.
The agency will provide assistance for the reconstruction of the ravine Poisson and Cul De Sac bridges.
The Government of Saint Lucia and the Government of Japan will, today, sign a Japanese aid agreement.
The assistance, provided through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will make available technical and financial assistance to the Government of Saint Lucia for the reconstruction of two bridges—the Ravine Poisson and Cul de Sac bridges.
On the heels of an annual general meeting convened by the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), Director of the Government Information Service, Clement Wulf-Soulage, has indicated the steps that the GIS will take to ensure that information dissemination and disaster management is well coordinated during the hurricane season.
THE BUILDING WILL INCLUDE RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEMS SO THAT THE FACILITY REMAINS OPERATIONAL EVEN AFTER A DISASTER.
Ministry of Health officials have announced that a state-of-the-art wellness centre will be constructed in Micoud.
The announcement was made at a recent meeting held to update residents on planned developments within the community. The meeting also served to provide feedback to government officials on the community’s health service challenges and needs, in order to inform the design and discuss appropriate sites for the development of the facility.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Saint Lucia Government is requesting the full cooperation of the public in order to minimize the impact of the dry period. The Government of Saint Lucia has declared a water-related emergency for all parts of the island, effective May 20 until July 31.
This type of emergency is declared when the Water Resource Management Agency has advised that a shortage or deficiency of water exists or may soon exist.