Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Natural Disasters

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dominica PM warns of more frequent and ferocious storms

Dominica's Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has warned that the Caribbean will see more frequent and ferocious storms in the future. He was addressing the 43rd annual general meeting of the...

Deaths, injuries confirmed in Haiti earthquake

Miami Herald:-  At least seven deaths have been confirmed following an earthquake in northwest Haiti. A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the island late Saturday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. At...