Natural Disasters

Tropical Wave Expected to Cross Windward Islands; Could Develop into Tropical Depression

NOAA: A tropical wave located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms. The wave is forecast to move quickly westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph for the...

Over 1,000 Feared Dead After Cyclone Slams Into Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation's president said. "It is a real disaster...

Fears for more tsunamis after hundreds killed in Indonesia

(CNN) More deadly tsunamis could strike the Indonesian coastline in the coming days, authorities warn, as the volcano which triggered the weekend's devastating wave continues to erupt. At least 373 people have died from the tsunami, which struck the Indonesian...

Citizens Urged To Remain Vigilant Despite Official End To Hurricane Season

The Director of Meteorological Services, Venantius Descartes, has said that although Saint Lucia was relatively spared during the official 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, citizens should pay close attention to the post season outlook which may pose several threats. Descartes has...

T&T rocked by fifth earthquake in seven days

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 rocked sections of Trinidad and Tobago this morning. The  Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine campus, said this was the fifth earthquake...

Sandals Foundation Donates US$ 50,000 To Relief Efforts In T&T

Press Release:- The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International has noted with alarm the terrible flooding situation in Trinidad and Tobago which has left so many families in dire need of basic items. Like so many others who...

OECS Primes to Share Disaster Mitigation Knowledge With Flood-Hit T&T

Press Release:-  In the wake of the devastating flooding which has inundated parts of the nation and left thousands stranded, the OECS Commission has expressed its readiness to share its disaster mitigation knowledge with the people and Government of the twin...

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Willa expected to make landfall Tuesday on Mexico coast

USA Today:-  MEXICO CITY – Authorities rushed to evacuate low-lying areas and set up shelters as an “extremely dangerous” Hurricane Willa with winds of 145 mph headed toward a Tuesday afternoon landfall along a stretch of Mexico’s Pacific coast dotted...

T&T mopping up after devastating flood

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago yesterday began the task of mopping up following heavy rains over the past four days that caused widespread flooding, landslides and left millions of dollars in damage. There were no reports...

T&T: Flood-tainted food, price-hike being monitored by Ministry

Trinidad Express:-  The Consumer Affairs Division (CAD) of the Ministry of Trade and Industry is urging consumers to be vigilant when shopping following recent floods. As the Division continues to secure and safeguard consumers, staff will continue to monitor the price...

Flood-Hit T&T Asks Regional Catastrophe Facility for Financial Help

CNC3:- The Ministry of Finance has requested the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) to urgently disburse funds under our catastrophe insurance policy. This was confirmed via a tweet by Finance Minister Colm Imbert. Imbert said in the tweet that the CCRIF...

Saint Lucia Ready to Assist Flood-Hit Trinidad

Saint Lucia  stands ready to assist Trinidad and Tobago which has been hit by widespread weekend flooding,  the Director of the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), Velda Joseph has disclosed. Joseph said NEMO is aware of the torrential rains that...

T&T: A flood of caring: Citizens rally to help victims

Trinidad Express:-  The very best of the people of Trinidad has emerged this weekend. The flood that caused misery for thousands is being replaced by a flood of caring people who are rallying to provide for those hardest hit. Citizens are opening...

T&T: National Disaster Declared

Trinidad Express:-  Prime Minister Dr Keith has declared that the flooding nightmare that has left thousands marooned is a "national disaster". Just before 10 a.m. today the Prime Minister via his Facebook page stated that it is going to cost a...

Mum reveals battered body after shielding baby from hailstones

Sky News:-  A young mum has posted photos of the injuries she received as she tried to protect her infant daughter from tennis ball-sized hailstones. Fiona Simpson from Kingaroy, Queensland was in her car with her baby and grandmother, about 130...

Hurricane Michael leaves ‘unimaginable destruction’

BBC:-  Hurricane Michael left "unimaginable destruction" as it ploughed into coastal areas of Florida, the state's governor, Rick Scott says. "So many lives have been changed forever," he said. "So many families have lost everything." The worst hit areas of Florida's northwest...

Michael weakens to tropical storm

PANAMA CITY, United States (AFP) — Michael weakened to a tropical storm Thursday after wreaking havoc along Florida's Gulf Coast, flooding homes and streets, ripping away roofs and snapping trees and power lines as it roared ashore as a...

Supercharged hurricane threatens Florida

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with potentially catastrophic winds of 155 mph, one of the most powerful storms ever to...

OECS Member States discuss the impact of natural disasters on trade

Press Release:-  The recent passage of Tropical Storm Kirk, and the 5.6 magnitude earthquake that rattled several OECS Member States directly following the storm, served as a reminder of the urgent need for resilience building within the region and the...

Saint Lucia Extends Condolences to Haiti After Earthquake

Press Release:-  In the wake of the reported 5.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on the evening of Saturday 6th October 2018, the Government of Saint Lucia has expressed condolences to the Government and People of Haiti. It has been reported that...

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