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CDEMA deploys response teams to Haiti and The Bahamas following impact of Hurricane Matthew

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 6th, 2016 (CDEMA) – The islands of The Bahamas and Haiti suffered severe impact from the passage of Hurricane Matthew. In efforts to assist these countries in dealing with the aftermath of the hurricane, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has deployed 2 sets of specialized response teams to Haiti and The Bahamas.

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Hurricane Matthew - Situation Report #7 as of 5:00 pm on October 5th, 2016

Message: Hurricane Matthew is expected to remain a powerful Category 3 or stronger hurricane as it moves through The Bahamas.

  • A Hurricane Warning is in effect for South-Eastern Bahamas which includes the Inaguas, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, and Ragged Island; Central Bahamas which includes Long Island, Exuma, Rum Cay, San Salvador, and Cat Island; and NorthWestern Bahamas, including the Abacos, Andros Island, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and New Providence;
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Regional response teams on stand-by to assist impacted Member States

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 4th, 2016 (CDEMA) – In anticipation of the potential impact of Hurricane Matthew on Haiti and the other Participating States of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the region’s premier institution for disaster management continues to facilitate coordination with its partners through the Regional Response Mechanism (RRM). At the latest meeting of the RRM, which was held on Tuesday October 4, 2016 at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit, a number of the regional response teams have been placed on stand-by to assist Participating States if the need arise.

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Hurricane Matthew - Situation Report #6 as of 5:00 pm on October 4th, 2016

Message: Hurricane Matthew is expected to remain a powerful Category 4 hurricane as it passes over Hispaniola and Cuba. It continues to move in a northerly direction over the NorthWestern Caribbean.

  • A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Haiti; Cuba (specifically Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Holguin, Granma, and Las Tunas); North-Western Bahamas, including the Abacos, Andros Island, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and New Providence; Central Bahamas which includes Long Island, Exuma, Rum Cay, San Salvador, and Cat Island; and South-Eastern Bahamas which includes the Inaguas, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, and Ragged Island.
  • A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Camaguey province in Cuba.
  • A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Dominican Republic from Barahona westward to the border with Haiti.
  • The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for the island.
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Hurricane Matthew - Situation Report #5 as of 5:00 pm on October 3rd, 2016

Message: Hurricane Matthew is expected to remain a powerful Category 4 hurricane as it bears down on Hispaniola and Jamaica. Matthew is moving in a northerly direction over the Caribbean Sea.

  • A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Haiti, Cuba, parts of Central Bahamas which includes Long Island, Exuma, Rum Cay, San Salvador, and Cat Island and South Bahamas which includes the Inaguas, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, and Ragged Island.
  • A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Central Bahamas, including.
  • A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Jamaica*, the Turks and Caicos Islands, North Bahamas and the Dominican Republic from Barahona westward to the border with Haiti. (*At 5:00 p.m. EDT, 2100 UTC, the government of Jamaica has discontinued the Hurricane Warning, and has replaced it with a Tropical Storm Warning for the entire island.)
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