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Opening Remarks by Elizabeth Riley Deputy Executive Director (Ag) CDEMA at Regional Consultation on the Review of Existing Disaster Management Legislation and Regulation and Adaptation

Good morning, it is a pleasure to deliver brief opening remarks at today’s Regional Consultation on behalf of the CDEMA Executive Director.

It is with particular pleasure that I welcome my colleague Ms Helena Stare, from the Delegation of the European Commission which have provided the financial resources for this work. I also wish to welcome the delegates representing the CDEMA Participating States, members of the Legislation Advisory Committee supporting this work, partners, CDEMA Coordinating Unit colleagues and the team from the Disaster Management Consortium of St. Kitts and Nevis who will be facilitating the workshop.  

Regional Forum on Disaster Management Legislation

Bridgetown, Barbados, Tuesday September 14, 2010 – (CDEMA) – Regional Disaster Management and Legislative experts are meeting in Barbados, on Friday September 17, 2010 to develop and finalize tools and procedures for the implementation of revised Model Disaster Management Legislation.

Belize reports no major damage from Tropical Storm Karl - Situation Report 1

(Thursday, September 16, 2010 as at 10:00 a.m. AST)

MESSAGE:  Belize reports no major damage from Tropical Storm Karl.

The Event:

Tropical Storm (TS) Karl made landfall in Belize at 7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Winds of approximately 45mph (65 mph near centre), were reported and rainfall was being experienced in the northern sections of Belize.

CDEMA Tropical Storm Karl Update

Tropical Storm Karl heading towards Belize (As at 3:00 pm September 14th, 2010)

The Situation
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Belize. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area generally within 48 hours.

At 3:00 pm Tropical Storm Karl was centered near latitude 18.3 N, Longitude 84.2 W. This position is about 274 miles east of Corozal Town. Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph moving 15mph and further strengthening is likely to occur.

Anguilla’s Governor briefed on activities of Disaster Risk Management Sub-Regional Programme

The Valley, Anguilla, September 10 2010 - (CDEMA) – A CDEMA technical team paid a courtesy call on Anguilla’s Governor, H.E. Alistair Harrison and the Deputy Governor, Mr. Stanley E. Reid on Thursday, September 9, 2010.  The team accompanied by Director and Deputy Director of the Department of Disaster Management briefed the Governor and Deputy Governor  on the activities of the  Disaster Risk Management Sub-regional Programme being funded by the ACP-EU.

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