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 four (4) regional specialized response teams to provide operational support and damage/needs assessments in the most affected areas in Haiti and The Bahamas. To this end, a CARICOM Operational Support Team (COST) was deployed to Haiti and 3 Rapid Needs Assessment Teams (RNATs) were deployed to The Bahamas. The RNAT teams were re-deployed on Thursday October 14, 2016.

Message: Hurricane Matthew, a powerful Category 4 Hurricane impacted Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, 3rd October, 2016 and The Commonwealth of the Bahamas during 4th - 6th October, 2016. The CDEMA Regional Coordination Plan remains activated to assist our Participating States.

EVENT:
Hurricane Matthew, the 5th named hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season, 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, it impacted Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, 3rd October, 2016 and The Commonwealth of the Bahamas during 4th - 6th October, 2016.

Message: Hurricane Matthew, a powerful Category 4 Hurricane which impacted the Bahamas during 4th - 6th October, 2016, has moved out of the North-Western Bahamas. The Government of The Bahamas has discontinued the Hurricane Warning for all parts of the country. The CIMH in its analysis of the system has forecast that Matthew is to become a post-tropical system as it moves to temperate latitudes.

EVENT:
Hurricane Matthew, the 5th named hurricane of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season, 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, it impacted Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, 3rd October, 2016 and The Commonwealth of the Bahamas during 4th - 6th October, 2016.

Message: Hurricane Matthew, a powerful Category 4 Hurricane which impacted the Bahamas over several days, has moved out of the North-Western Bahamas. The Government of The Bahamas has discontinued the Hurricane Warning for all parts of the country. However, forecast models project that the system may loop back to affect the Bahamas sometime in the next few days.

Message: Hurricane Matthew is expected to remain a powerful Category 3 or stronger hurricane as it moves through The Bahamas.

  • A Hurricane Warning is in effect for South-Eastern Bahamas which includes the Inaguas, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, and Ragged Island; Central Bahamas which includes Long Island, Exuma, Rum Cay, San Salvador, and Cat Island; and NorthWestern Bahamas, including the Abacos, Andros Island, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and New Providence;

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