Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Disaster

CARICOM Expresses Condolences As Cuba Battles Disastrous Fire

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended condolences to Cuba, which is battling a disastrous fire at the Port of Matanzas. "We extend our condolences on the loss of life and wish a...

Disaster Resilience Partners Field-Map In Vieux Fort

On Saturday, July 09th, 2022 representatives from several agencies and persons from the community convened to participate in a field mapping training and exercise in Vieux-Fort from 9:30am-4:00pm. The exercise is being implemented...

Gros Islet Disaster Committee Elects New Exxecutive

A new executive of the Gros-Islet Disaster Preparedness Committee was elected last night in a community election held at the Gros-Islet Primary School. The Gros-Islet Disaster Preparedness Committee (GIPDC) is an NGO whose main...

Over 40 Killed, Hundreds Injured In Bangladesh Depot Blast

A fire and a huge explosion have killed at least 49 people and injured hundreds more at a storage depot near the city of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Hundreds of people had arrived to...

Caribbean Tourism Sector Urged To Advance Hurricane Preparedness

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) have urged the tourism sector to step up preparations for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The Atlantic Hurricane Season...

C&W Confirms Readiness For 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

C&W Communications, operators of the Flow, Flow Business, C&W Business and BTC brands in the Caribbean, is confirming all systems are in place for the start of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane...

CDEMA Hosts SYNERGY 2022 As Part Of Regional Disaster Preparedness

As the 2022 Hurricane Season approaches, the CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) hosted its fourth annual Exercise SYNERGY virtually on May 22, 2022, to build preparedness for the potential multi-island, multi-hazard impact...

Forecasters Predict A Very Active Hurricane Season

Forecasters predict another very active hurricane season this year. This is because for a second consecutive winter weather patterns will be heavily influenced by a natural phenomenon known as La Niña. Scientists from...

Eight Dead After Huge Explosion In Havana

At least eight people have died and more than 30 have been injured after a massive explosion rocked one of Cuba's most exclusive five-star hotels. The blast at the Saratoga Hotel in...

CARILEC Intensifies Preparations For Hurricane Season

With current predictions for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season indicating that it will be an ‘above normal’ one; the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) has bolstered its preparations, with the...

New Executive Elected For Castries South Disaster Management Committee

On Wednesday, 27th April, 2022. community leaders and members of Castries South met at the Ciceron Secondary School to elect its new Executive for the Castries South Disaster Management Committee. The election process...

CARILEC To Train Regional Lineworkers In Post-Disaster Restoration Services

CARILEC has secured grant funding to deliver training for a ‘reserve corps’ of lineworkers to supplement the organisation’s current post- disaster restoration program. The funding comes through the Climate Resilience and Sustainable...

WATCH: Marchand Fire Victims Get SLHTA Support

The Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA) has provided support to victims of recent fires in Marchand, Castries. The support came through the association's Tourism Enhancement Fund. We hear more in this...

SVG: La Soufriere Volcano Alert Level Lowered To Green

Effective Wednesday, the Volcanic Alert level at La Soufriere volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has changed from yellow to green. A green alert means that seismic and fumarolic (steam...

Police Identify Victim Of Fatal Castries Shooting

Police have identified the victim of Saturday night's fatal shooting on Jeremie Street, Castries as Ian Joseph of Cul de Sac, Castries. Law enforcement officials said the forty-year-old sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The...

Earthquake Rattles Haiti – Two Reported Dead

AlJazeera:- A 5.3-magnitude earthquake and a series of smaller tremors have struck southwest Haiti, killing at least two people, sending panicked residents into the streets and forcing authorities to close schools. The US...

Anxious Wait For News After Tsunami Cuts Off Tonga

BBC News:- Tongans living overseas are facing an anxious wait for news of loved ones after a volcano triggered a tsunami. The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano erupted on Saturday, about 65km (40 miles)...

Get Away From Shore – US And Japan Warn On Tsunami

BBC News:- The US and Japan have advised people on their Pacific coastlines to get away from the shore as a precaution against tsunami waves caused by a volcano eruption in...

Desperate Search For Survivors As Death Toll Rises After U.S. Tornadoes

BBC News:- A desperate search for survivors is under way in parts of six US states devastated by powerful tornadoes that have left at least 83 people dead. Dozens more people are...

More Than 50 Feared Dead In Kentucky’s Worst Ever Tornadoes

BBC News:- The governor of the US state of Kentucky has warned that more than 50 people are thought to have been killed by tornadoes overnight. Andy Beshear said the figure could rise...

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