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GUYANA: Emergency Situation at Jawalla Village, Region 7

On Friday August 18, 2017, the Civil Defense Commission (CDC) of Guyana reported that, a storm impacted the village of Jawalla in Region 7, Guyana. The village was severely affected by this storm which resulted in damages to property, loss of life and disruption of livelihoods.

In the aftermath of the storm, a 29 year old pregnant woman and mother of two died when her house collapsed on her. The storm also affected the infrastructure in the village; four (4) homes were completely destroyed, while five (5) homes and two (2) shops were partially damaged.

SURINAME: Severe weather conditions, causing damage to multiple structures.

The National Coordination Center for Disaster Relief (NCCR) of Suriname reported strong winds and heavy rainfall on August 17, 2017 which caused damage in the following districts:

  • Commewijne – The roofs of four (4) houses were blown off and the windshield of one (1) car was broken by debris.
CDEMA Situation Report #2 - Tropical Storm Harvey - as of 11:00 am on August 22nd, 2017


North Western Caribbean Sea:

Tropical Storm (TS) Harvey, the eighth named Storm for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season has deteriorated into remnants; a large area of disturbed weather over the northwestern Caribbean Sea. Tropical cyclone development is not expected before the system moves inland over the Yucatan peninsula. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for cyclone development when the system moves over the Bay of Campeche tonight, August 22, 2017 or early Wednesday August 23, 2017, and a tropical depression is likely to form over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday or Thursday. Regardless of development, local heavy rainfall and gusty winds are expected to spread westward across Belize and the Yucatan peninsula.

CDEMA Situation Report #1 - Tropical Storm Harvey - as of 4:00pm on August 18th, 2017


Tropical Storm (TS) Harvey, the eighth named Storm for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season formed near the Windward Islands on August 17, 2017. TS Harvey impacted Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Martinique and Dominica on Thursday night, August 17, 2017 into Friday morning, August 18, 2017. TS Harvey accelerated westward as it approached Barbados around 8:00 pm at a speed of 18 mph (30km/h) and brought maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (65km/h) with higher gusts. TS Harvey poses a potential threat to Belize as it moves in a westward direction across the Caribbean Sea.

CDEMA Information Note #1 - Tropical Storm Harvey - as of 5:00 pm on August 17th, 2017

MESSAGE: Tropical Storm Harvey formed east of the central Lesser Antilles. Tropical Storm Warnings are issued for Saint Lucia, Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Dominica.


As at 5:00pm (EDT), three (3) low pressure systems surge over the Tropical Atlantic Ocean.

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