SUMMARY

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.

SUMMARY

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.

SUMMARY

Tropical Storm (TS) Don, the fourth named Storm for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season formed near the Windward Islands on July 17, 2017. TS Don impacted Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and sections of Trinidad and Tobago during Tuesday night, July 18, 2017. TS Don accelerated westward as it approached Grenada around 8:00pm at a speed of 23 mph (37km/h) and brought maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (65km/h) with higher gusts.

THE SITUATION

According to the National Hurricane Center, Miami Florida, as at 11:00pm (AST) Tuesday July 18, 2017, TS Don degenerated to an open wave over the far southeastern Caribbean Sea.

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) hereby informs that the National Meteorological Service have issued a flood warning for the Toledo District due to flooding as a result of heavy rainfall over the last 36 to 48 hours over southern Belize. Rainfall is expected to continue through the day and tonight. It is raining over the Maya Mountains, so communities prone to flash flooding in the Stann Creek District must be on the alert. The concerns remain as localized flooding of low-lying communities and flash floods near rivers and streams especially in the south. AREAS OF CONCERN in Stann Creek are the North Stann Creek and South Stann Rivers including Kendal.

MESSAGE

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) in Trinidad and Tobago indicated that there is no requirement at this time for support from the Regional Response Mechanism (RRM). In this regard, the RRM is hereby stood down and the Regional Coordination Plan (RCP) has been deactivated effective 10:00am, Thursday June 22, 2017.

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