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St Vincent to receive training in how to assess damage after a disaster

(OECS Secretariat, Castries, St Lucia) - A team of officials from the OECS Secretariat will lead a three-day training session next week in macro-economic damage assessment in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The national training workshop will be held from Wednesday October 6 to Friday October 8, and is targeted at senior public officials who work in finance, tourism, agriculture, education, health and housing sectors in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The training team will comprise a combined team of staff from the OECS Secretariat and UNECLAC, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Situation Report #1 - Tropical Storm Nicole impact on Jamaica (as of 11.00pm. September 29, 2010)

Message: Tropical Strom Nicole impacted the entire island of Jamaica – 2 confirmed dead and several persons missing

Event
A broad area of low pressure associated with Tropical Storm Nicole has been producing showers over the western Caribbean from September 28, 2010. The entire island of Jamaica experienced rainfall with some sections of the island having up to 9 inches of rainfall over a 12 hour period.

At 5.00 p.m September 29, 2010, weather reports indicated that Nicole had dissipated but forecasted rainy conditions to continue across the island of Jamaica for at least another 48 hours.  

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CDEMA Public Information Note #1 - Tropical Storm Matthew

Message: Hurricane Watch issued for Belize; Southern Lesser Antilles experiencing dangerous rough seas (as at 8.00a.m. September 24, 2010)

The Situation:
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Belize. This means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area within 48 hours.  At 8.00am today, Friday, September 24, the center of Tropical Storm Matthew was estimated near latitude 14.3 north longitude 80.7 west.  Matthew is moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/hr).  Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/hr) with higher gusts. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.Tropical Storm Matthew is also producing dangerous waves along the normally sheltered west coast of most of the southern Lesser Antilles.

 

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CDEMA Public Information Note #1 - Tropical Storm Matthew

Message: Hurricane Watch issued for Belize; Southern Lesser Antilles experiencing dangerous rough seas (as at 8.00a.m. September 24, 2010)

The Situation:
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Belize. This means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area within 48 hours.  At 8.00am today, Friday, September 24, the center of Tropical Storm Matthew was estimated near latitude 14.3 north longitude 80.7 west.  Matthew is moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/hr).  Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/hr) with higher gusts. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.Tropical Storm Matthew is also producing dangerous waves along the normally sheltered west coast of most of the southern Lesser Antilles.

 

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Situation Report 1 - Tropical Depression Matthew Impacts Belize (September 25, 2010)

Message:
Belize inundated by heavy rains from Tropical Depression Matthew as it passed over Belize.

Event:
Tropical Depression Matthew made landfall in southern Belize, after crossing Honduras, on Saturday September 25, 2010.  The country experienced heavy rains between 5 – 10 inches during Matthew’s passage causing flooding in low-lying areas.  The ‘All Clear’ for the system was issued at 3:00 p.m. Saturday September 25, 2010. All Emergency Operation Centres (EOCs) were stood down by 5:00 p.m. Saturday September 25, 2010.

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