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Situation Reports
Situation Report #1 – Hurricane EARL impacts Belize as a Category 1 Hurricane PDF Print E-mail

Message: Hurricane Earl impacts Belize as a Category 1 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 75 mph. Earl moved westward at a speed near 14 mph and produced rainfall of 8-12 inches over Belize.

The following provides a summary on Hurricane Earl as presented in the latest Weather Briefing provided by the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH):

CDEMA Public Information Note #1 - Tropical Storm Earl (as of 7:00 pm on August 2nd, 2016) PDF Print E-mail

Message: At 12:00 p.m. today (August 2nd 2016) Tropical Storm Earl became the fifth named storm of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

At 2:00 p.m. (EDT) the center of Tropical Storm Earl was located near latitude 16.3 North and longitude80.8 West or about 210 miles (340km) South of Grand Cayman. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85km/h). Tropical storm strength winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km). The system is moving toward the west at 22 mph (35 km/h). This motion is expected to continue over the next 48 hours with some decrease in forward speed.

Information Note #1 - 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Felt in Grenada PDF Print E-mail

The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) in Grenada reported feeling tremors from a 5.7 magnitude earthquake, which occurred 88.0 km east of Carupano, Venezuela and 105.0 km west of San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago this morning. The NaDMA in Grenada also confirmed that there were no reports of any damage but will continue to monitor the situation. Please click here for further details.

Immediate Drought Concerns for CDEMA Participating States - Information Note #1 as of February 12, 2016 PDF Print E-mail

Several Participating States in the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) system have been placed under immediate drought watch or warning for 2016. The drought situation remains a major concern for many countries due to the below-normal rainfall recorded during the previous dry and wet seasons, which resulted in a number of countries experiencing water shortages in 2015.

Tropical Storm Kate - Situation Report #1 as of November 11th, 2015 PDF Print E-mail

Message: Bahamas requires no regional assistance following the passage of Tropical Storm Kate. CDEMA response teams have been stood down.

Tropical Storm Kate, the eleventh named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane had a projected path to impact Central and Northern Bahamas. As a result, on November 9th 2015, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in collaboration with the Bahamas Department of Meteorology issued tropical storm warnings for Central Bahamas and Northwestern Bahamas.

Tropical Storm Kate - Information Note #1 as of 11:00 am on November 9th, 2015 PDF Print E-mail

Message: Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect for portions of the Bahamas as Depression #12 upgraded to Tropical Storm Kate.

On November 9, 2015, Tropical Storm Kate became the eleventh named Storm of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The Government of the Bahamas has issued Tropical Storm Warnings for Central Bahamas and Northwestern Bahamas. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 12 hours.

Hurricane Joaquin - Situation Report #7 as of 3:30 pm on October 9th 2015 PDF Print E-mail

HIGHLIGHTS on Impacts in Haiti (ONLY) as at Monday 5th October 2015:

  • 4 temporary shelters closed in the north-west and Nippes
  • 110 mattresses, 100 hygiene kits, 50 sheets and 250 food kits were distributed to evacuees in Port-de-Paix from the Civil Protection Directorate contingency stock
  • About 900 families in the areas of Artibonite, Nippes, North-West and South affected and 1 killed in Petit-Trou de Nippes
  • 332 families from Gonaives, Anse-Rouge and Gors Morne were affected in Upper Artibonite
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