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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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CDEMA Situation Report #3 - Hurricane Earl

MESSAGE:
Warnings lifted for CDEMA Participating States; Damage Assessments being finalised

THE SITUATION:
Tropical Storm Warnings have been lifted for Turks and Caicos Islands, south eastern Bahamas and San Salvador Island in the Bahamas

Hurricane Earl is now a Category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale.  Maximum winds are 125 mph (205 km/hr) with higher gusts. Some strengthening of this system is possible.

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CDEMA Situation Report #2 - Hurricane Earl

MESSAGE:
Impacted CDEMA Participating States assess damages in the aftermath of Hurricane Earl

THE SITUATION:
Hurricane Earl has cleared the Virgin Islands.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands and the south eastern Bahamas.

Hurricane Earl is a Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale.  Maximum winds are 135 mph (215 km/hr) with higher gusts.

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CDEMA Hurricane Earl Update

Bridgetown, Barbados Monday August 30, 2010 – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) – Over the weekend CDEMA Participating States of Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands were threatened by the Hurricane Earl. According to the National Hurricane Centre, at 11:00 a.m. this morning, Earl was located near latitude 18.7 north, longitude 63.6 west. Earl is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph.  A turn toward the northwest is expected on Tuesday.  On the forecast track, the center of Earl will pass near or over the northernmost Leeward Islands this morning and near the Virgin Islands this afternoon and this evening. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 120 mph with higher gusts.  Earl is a category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.  Additional strengthening is forecast.

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CDEMA Situation Report #1 - Hurricane Earl

MESSAGE:
Initial Impacts in CDEMA Participating States as Hurricane Earl Continues to Strengthen as it Moves Across the Northern Leeward Islands

THE SITUATION:
A Hurricane Warning is still in effect for Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, Montserrat and the Virgin Islands. A Hurricane Warning in this instance means that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 12 hours.

Hurricane Earl is a Category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale.  Maximum winds are 110 mph (175 km/hr) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecasted.

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