EVENT:

Flooding in the villages of Kaibarupai, Waipa, and Chenapau.

PROGNOSIS:

The southern and southwestern sections of Region 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) experienced heavy downpours of rain over the last two weeks with the most recent being May 13 and 17, 2017. This resulted in flooding in some areas of the region, as well as, increase in the river levels. Additional rainfall, delay in response operations may exacerbate the unfolding situation in the affected communities.

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Message: A 6.2 magnitude earthquake jolted Trinidad and Tobago and was felt in Grenada on Tuesday December 06, 2016.

Situation:
According to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre (SRC) the 6.2 magnitude earthquake occurred at 5:42PM (Local Time) at a depth of 29KM. The earthquake was located Latitude 11.04N and Longitude 60.70W at 15.0 km SSE of Scarborough Trinidad and Tobago. The following aftershocks were also recorded within the same vicinity:

Message: A tropical disturbance with heavy showers and thundershowers is producing severe weather conditions over the Central-Eastern Caribbean islands since Monday November 28th 2016. The islands of Barbados, Dominica and Saint Lucia have experienced some flooding while Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has experienced flooding and landslides.

1.0 The Situation:

Hurricane Matthew, the 5th named hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season, was formed near the Windward Islands on September 28, 2016. As a Tropical Storm, Matthew impacted Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday September 28, 2016. As a Hurricane, Matthew impacted Jamaica on the 3rd; Haiti on the 4th and The Commonwealth of the Bahamas during 4th - 6th October, 2016.

Message: The islands of The Bahamas and Haiti suffered severe impact from the passage of Hurricane Matthew, the 5th named Hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season. As a result, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) through the Regional Response Mechanism (RRM) facilitated the coordination and deployment of regional specialized response teams to provide operational support and damage/needs assessments in the most affected areas in Haiti and The Bahamas. The Caribbean Community will also make targeted relief interventions in the affected State of Haiti.

CDEMA Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. Resilience Way, Lower Estate, St. Michael Tel: (246) 434-4880, Fax: (246) 271-3660
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