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Message: Regional Response Teams continue to provide support to Saint Lucia.

Event: Tomas impacted the CDEMA Participating States of Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Barbados, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines between October 29 and 31, 2010 and caused significant losses and damage to Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Excessive rainfall and high winds have resulted in damage to the housing stock, agriculture sector, road infrastructure, downed power lines and disruption to the utilities sector.

Message: The Government of Saint Lucia has declared a national disaster and national disaster areas have been declared for sections of St. Vincent and the Grenadines following the passage of Hurricane Tomas over the weekend.

Event: Tomas, the nineteenth named storm of the season formed southeast of the windward islands on the afternoon of October 29, 2010. At 5.00pm Tropical Storm warnings were issued for the following countries: Barbados, Grenada, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago and these were upgraded to Hurricane warnings by 11.00 pm on October 29.

Message: Hurricane Tomas severely impacts Saint Lucia, causing major destruction to infrastructure. Barbados and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines also experienced significant damage due to Tomas.


Event
Hurricane Tomas, a Category 1 hurricane, began affecting Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines about 12:00 p.m. on Saturday October 30, 2010 with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour with higher gusts.

Message: Tropical Storm Tomas impacts Barbados, with winds of near 70 miles per hour; strengthens to a Category 1 Hurricane and impacts three other CDEMA Participating States.

Event: Tropical Storm Tomas, a very strong tropical storm, made landfall in Barbados at about 2:00 a.m. on Saturday October 30, 2010 with maximum sustained winds of near 70 miles per hour with higher gusts. The centre of the storm passed 20 miles south of Barbados, strengthened to a Category 1 Hurricane and moved northwest, impacting the states of Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Saint Lucia and Dominica. The all clear for Barbados was issued today, Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. while the other three states remain on Hurricane Warning.

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