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MESSAGE: Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Barbados, Grenada and its Dependencies and Trinidad & Tobago. A Severe Weather Warning has been issued for sections of Guyana and Flash Flood Watch in effect for four (4) Parishes in Jamaica

THE SITUATION:

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) have been monitoring an area of interest east south-east of the southern Windward Islands over the past 72 hours.

Bridgetown, Barbados May 30, 2017 31 participants from the disciplined forces, including police, military and fire services are taking part in the annual CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) training, which is being held at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Coordinating Unit and the Headquarters of the Regional Security System (RSS) in Barbados from May 29 – June 2, 2017.

The CDRU is a specialised humanitarian response team equipped to provide assistance to any of the eighteen CDEMA Participating States, affected by natural or technological hazard.

Georgetown, Guyana, May 19, 2017 (CDEMA) – In an effort to strengthen the resiliency of communities to disasters in the Caribbean, 25 representatives from 12 countries across the region are participating in a regional training workshop for integrating gender equality in disaster risk management programming for the agriculture sector. The workshop is being co-facilitated by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and is held on 17-19 May 2017 in Georgetown, Guyana.

 

MESSAGE: CDEMA Participating States continue to monitor the recent activities of the Kick-‘Em-Jenny Underwater Volcano 

 

THE SITUATION:

The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies has reported increased activities with the Kick-‘Em Jenny underwater volcano, which is located near Grenada. The latest update provided by the UWI SRC as at 3:00 p.m. May 2nd 2017, indicated that activity rate associated with the volcano persisted at about the same level since the first recorded eruption of 29th April. During the period 10:41 a.m. on 1st May – 00:20 a.m. on 2nd May, 2017, 40 volcanic earthquakes were recorded with the largest magnitude event at 4.0, so far, since the start of the eruptions.

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