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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.  

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.

Road Town, Tortola,September 24, 2010 – Response agencies, both government and private and have been extremely active since Sunday's flash flood. On the 19th September 2010, as Hurricane Igor moved northward, it drew most of the moisture from a tropical wave south of the Virgin Islands. This resulted in the showers and intense thunderstorms that affected the local area on Sunday afternoon, causing many areas to experience flash flooding.

Message: Tropical Storm Watch now in effect for Belize. (as at 8.00p.m. September 24, 2010)

 The Situation:
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the coast of Belize. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case within 12 to 24 hours.  At 8.00p.m today, Friday, September 24, the center of Tropical Storm Matthew was estimated near latitude 14.9 north longitude 84.4 west. Matthew is moving toward the west near 15 mph (24 km/hr) and this motion is expected to continue during the next day or two.

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