September 17, 2019

Tropics: A threat to the Lesser Antilles: 94L off the coast of Africa – [Cayman needs to watch this]

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By Dr. Jeff Masters From Weather Underground A tropical wave that residents of the Caribbean definitely need to watch is one that emerged from the coast of Africa on Wednesday. This system was designated 94L by NHC on Thursday evening, and passed through the Cabo Verde Islands Thursday night, bringing thunderstorms and sustained winds of 25 mph. […]

Lesser Antilles may face tropical storm threat by early next week [Cayman needs to watch this system]

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By Alex Sosnowski From Accuweather While an area of disturbed weather off the coast of the southeastern United States is not likely to become a powerful tropical storm, a robust tropical disturbance over the central Atlantic may be a concern for the eastern Caribbean islands during the first full week of August. The Cabo Verde portion of […]

4 Million Euro INTERREG Ready Together project to strengthen disaster management and response in the OECS

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Article by Journalist Karel Clotaire reproduced under courtesy of France-Antilles Guadeloupe Thursday, June 27, 2019 — “Ready together” against natural risks. The 4 million euro INTERREG Ready Together project was presented in Guadeloupe on June 12, 2019. The project is led by the Red Cross’ Regional Response Platform for the Americas and the Caribbean (Pirac) and aims to strengthen […]

NEW UPDATE – ISAAC DISSIPATES – Isaac may become a hurricane after threatening Jamaica, impacting Lesser Antilles

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From HMCI Sep 15 2018 Great news – The NHC has advised that Isaac has dissipated and has now issued its last advisory on the remnants of Isaac! The Cayman Islands National weather service will continue to monitor the remnants of Isaac as it moves over the central Caribbean. The local forecast indicates an 80 […]

Dominica declares State Of Emergency as Tropical Storm Issac approaches

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Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 11:00 AM From Jamaica Gleaner ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – A State of Emergency has been declared in Dominica as the island braces for the effects of Tropical Storm Issac today. Yesterday, National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore announced that the state of emergency would run from midnight on Wednesday to […]

Tropical Storm Isaac weakens in Caribbean

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From UPI Sept. 12 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Isaac is weakening in the Caribbean, meteorologists said Wednesday. Isaac had recorded maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and is moving west at 15 mph, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday morning. Forecasters said Isaac should regain hurricane strength as it reaches the Lesser Antilles. The storm […]

National Hurricane Center watching one area for potential development

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From Accuweather There are no active tropical cyclones across the Atlantic basin at this time. However, we are monitoring a cluster of showers and thunderstorms that is currently located around halfway between the west coast of Africa and the Lesser Antilles or over 1,000 miles to the southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. This area […]

Eastern Caribbean flora at risk

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From The Caribbean Camera BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Almost three quarters of the flowering plants unique to the Eastern Caribbean appear to be under threat of extinction, according to a study published in the latest issue of the scientific journal Botanical Review. That was one of the major findings of a collaborative research project of Professor […]

UN Secretary General makes case for concessionary loans for the Caribbean

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From Jamaica Observer ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has made a case for special consideration to be made for mid to high income vulnerable states that have been “deprived” of concessional loans. Guterras, who paid a visit to hurricane battered countries in the Caribbean over the weekend, said most […]

Invest 93L likely to become a Tropical Depression or Tropical Storm in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean this week

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From The Weather Channel Story Highlights A tropical depression or tropical storm is likely to form in the eastern Atlantic this week. Heavy rain is expected in the Cabo Verde Islands through Wednesday. Impacts to other land areas down the road, if any, are far from certain. As we continue to track Harvey’s devastating flooding, […]