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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, October 27, 2014 – CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) is preparing to make a payout of  approximately half a million US dollars to the Government of Anguilla under its excess rainfall insurance policy, as a result of heavy rains that affected the country during Hurricane Gonzalo.

Recent Hazard Event Reports

On 23 October 2014, Grenada experienced heavy rainfall as a result of a very strong easterly tropical wave that affected the southeastern Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. This triggered a Covered Area Rainfall Event (CARE) according to CCRIF’s Caribbean Rainfall Model.

On 17 October 2014, strong heating caused convection over the higher terrain of Haiti and, combined with a frontal system from Cuba and The Bahamas, created intense precipitation over the country. Haiti experienced torrential rainfall on 17 to 18 October 2014, which triggered a Covered Area Rainfall Event (CARE) according to CCRIF’s Caribbean Rainfall Model.

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Hurricane Sandy passed through the Caribbean in October 2012, affecting three CCRIF member countries – Haiti, Jamaica and The Bahamas, although not to the extent of triggering their tropical cyclone policies.

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