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Bridgetown, Barbados, December 9, 2014 – Yesterday, CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) made an official presentation of US$1,284,882 to the Government of Barbados. This payment was due to Barbados under its excess rainfall insurance policy which was triggered by rains from a trough system that occurred in the Eastern Caribbean on November 21 and 22  2014. Barbados was the only CCRIF member country with an excess rainfall policy that was affected by this trough system.  

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, November 25, 2014 – On November 20, 2014 CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) made payouts to the Governments of Anguilla and St. Kitts & Nevis under their excess rainfall insurance policies. These payments were due as a result of rains from a low pressure trough located over the northern Lesser Antilles islands between November 7 and 8. St. Kitts’ Meteorological Services recorded 125 mm of rainfall over the 2-day period from 8:00 pm on November 6 to 8:00 pm on November 8 at the Robert L.

Recent Hazard Event Reports

Interaction of the Tropical Upper Tropospheric Trough (TUTT) and the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) led to enhanced atmospheric instability and produced moderate to heavy showers with isolated embedded thunderstorms in the Eastern Caribbean on 21 and 22 November 2014.

A low pressure trough moving through the Western Atlantic brought continued rainfall to Haiti from 9 to 11 November 2014. The trough had affected Anguilla and St. Kitts and Nevis a few days earlier1, making Haiti the third CCRIF member country with an Excess Rainfall policy2 to be affected by the system.

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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.