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EU Gives 20 Million for Disaster Management in the Caribbean

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 31, 2014 (CDEMA) - Disaster Management in the Caribbean region is getting a boost with a 20 million euro grant from the European Union. The funding has been secured under the ACP-EU CARIFORUM Natural Disaster Risk Management Programme, which will be implemented over a five year period (2014-2019) by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Caribbean Development Bank and the Dominican Republic. It is expected to support the strengthening of National Disaster Offices and CDEMA in the implementation of the 2014-2024 Comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy.

Island harbour/East End Community Climate Smart Community Disaster Management Workshop

The Valley, Anguilla, October 28, 2014 (Department of Disaster Management) - As part of the CDEMA sponsored Mainstreaming Climate Change in Disaster Management Project Phase II (CCDM-II) the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is holding a workshop with the Island Harbour/ East End Community Response Teams. The workshop is being held at the Vivien Vanterpool Primary School and will be over the period Wednesday 29th October to Tuesday 4th November.

CCRIF to make First Payout on Excess Rainfall Policy to Anguilla after Hurricane Gonzalo Rains

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, October 27, 2014 (CCRIF) - CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) is preparing to make a payout of approximately half a million US dollars to the Government of Anguilla under its excess rainfall insurance policy, as a result of heavy rains that affected the country during Hurricane Gonzalo. Gonzalo passed directly over Anguilla as a Category 1 hurricane on 13 October 2014, leaving behind flood-damaged buildings and communities in its wake. Reports from the National Emergency Operations Centre indicated that there was flooding at the Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport and the Public Library and other areas in 3 of the 14 districts.

Plans outlined for Disaster Relief Warehouse on Barbuda

St. John, Antigua, October 21, 2014 (NODS) - Officials from a number of International Agencies were recently on island carrying out an assessment for the outfitting of a Disaster Relief Warehouse on the sister island. The Plans for which, were outlined during a formal presentation at the Ministry of Social Transformation and Human Resource Development on Monday morning.

Key agencies meet for comprehensive review of December 2013 emergency operations

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 21, 2014 (CDEMA) - The first of two consultations organized by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Coordinating Unit to review emergency operations of the December 2013 rains will be hosted by St Vincent and the Grenadines on October 23, 2014 at the National Emergency Management Office. Severe rains and high winds due to a Low Level Trough System impacted three of the CDEMA Participating States, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia and Dominica from Monday 23rd to Wed 25th December, 2013 resulting in loss of life and significant damage to housing and infrastructure.

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