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Situation Report 1 - Tropical Storm Alex impacts Belize

Message:
Tropical Storm Alex causes heavy rains throughout Belize with pockets of gusty winds exceeding 40 mph. Initial economic losses estimated at BZ$2.5m.

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The first Tropical Cyclone of the 2010 Atlantic Basin Hurricane, Tropical Storm Alex made landfall along the coast of Belize on Saturday June 26, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. TS Alex moved WNW at 8 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, storm surge of three to five (3-5) feet and rainfall of four to eight (4-8) inches were forecasted as the System moved inland.  The ‘All Clear’ for the system was issued at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, 27 June 2010.

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Disaster Management & Mitigation Project Launched in Nevis

Organisation of American States, (OAS) through its Special Multilateral Fund for the Inter-American Council for Integral development (FEMCIDI), has proudly sponsored the Disaster Management and Mitigation Project for the island of Nevis. The timely project which was launched on Wednesday,June 9th at the Llewellyn Newton Disaster Management Facility at Long Point comes at a time when Nevis has just entered the beginning of the 2010 hurricane season.

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OAS Representative pleased with proportional project allocation for St. Kitts/Nevis

Organisation of American States St. Kitts and Nevis Representative Mr. Starret GreeneCharlestown Nevis, June 15, 2010 - Organisation of the American States (OAS) Representative for St. Kitts and Nevis Mr. Starret Greene said he relished the opportunity to continue to work with all functionaries in St. Kitts and Nevis to ensure that technical cooperation projects and activities the OAS provided for the Federation was proportionally allocated for the benefit of citizens on both sides of the channel.

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Nevis Disaster Manager calls for greater government attention to disaster management

Charlestown Nevis, June 15, 2010 - Director of the Nevis Disaster Management Office Mr. Lester Blackett said it was no longer sufficient for governments to settle for disaster management strategies which spoke simply to preparation just prior to disasters or post disaster recovery efforts.

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Low probability oil spill in Gulf could affect territory

Tortola, VI, June 11, 2010 (DDM) - The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is closely monitoring efforts to contain the thousands of barrels of oil, as well as gas, spewing into the gulf of Mexico for nearly two months although there is a low probability that the Virgin Islands is under any threat.

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