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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...

Indonesia reels after disasters

Sky News:-  More than 300 people have been killed after a tsunami - triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake - slammed into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. It is the latest devastating...

Japan heatwave declared natural disaster

BBC:-  Japan's weather agency has declared a heatwave sweeping the country a natural disaster, with at least 65 deaths recorded in the past week. An agency spokesman warned that "unprecedented levels...

Kirk: Heavy rain, high winds, downed trees and power outages reported

Parts of Saint Lucia have been experiencing high winds and heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Kirk. The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has reported wind, rain and gusty winds in...

Millions evacuated as typhoon batters south China

Sky News:-  Two people have been killed and 2.5 million evacuated as Typhoon Mangkhut slams south China. Mangkhut, which also hit Hong Kong, is packing winds of up to 125mph and...

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...

Hurricanes threaten Caribbean countries recovering from 2017 storms

GRAND ANSE, Grenada,  (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The onset of hurricane season this week could prove disastrous for Caribbean nations that were slammed by storms last year and are...

Review coming for Saint Lucia’s disaster plan

Saint Lucia's national disaster plan is down for review in the coming weeks, the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has reported. According to NEMO Director, Velda Joseph, matters such as...

NEMO: Tuesday’s quake proves hazards can occur at any time

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has said that Tuesday's earthquake as confirmed by The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre, (UWISRC), is a reminder that hazards can occur...

Isaac holding steady as a tropical storm

Orlando Sentinel:- MIAMI — After weakening Wednesday, Tropical Storm Isaac's future looks less certain as it crosses the Caribbean over the next week. In a 5 p.m. EDT update, National Hurricane Center forecasters...