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Final Event Briefing - Wind and Storm Surge - The Bahamas - August 12 2020 Final Event Briefing - Wind and Storm Surge - The Bahamas - August 12 2020

Tropical Cyclone Isaias was the ninth tropical cyclone in the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. On 28 July it developed as Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine over the central Atlantic, to the east of the Leeward Islands. On 29 July, it was upgraded to a tropical cyclone while it was over the Caribbean Sea, to the south of Puerto Rico. On 30 July, it strengthened to a category 1 hurricane while it was to the north of the Dominican Republic.

Final Event Briefing - Earthquake - Trinidad and Tobago - August 12 2020 Final Event Briefing - Earthquake - Trinidad and Tobago - August 12 2020

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurred at 00:03:46 UTC on 2 August 2020, 34.7 km (21.6 mi) NW of Güiria, Venezuela; 113.3 km (70.4 mi) W of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and 115.5 km (71.8 mi) NW of Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago. Estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located the epicentre of the event at 10.767°N, 62.550°W, and at a depth of 91.7 km (56.9 mi).

Event Briefing - TC Gonzalo - Wind and Storm Surge - Trinidad and Tobago - August 5 2020 Event Briefing - TC Gonzalo - Wind and Storm Surge - Trinidad and Tobago - August 5 2020

Gonzalo was the seventh tropical cyclone in the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. On 22 July it developed as a tropical storm over the central Atlantic, to the east of the southern Windward Islands. On 25 July, Tropical Storm Gonzalo made landfall on Trinidad, affecting the island with tropical-storm-force winds, while Tobago experienced winds below 39 mph.

Event Briefing - Earthquake - Trinidad and Tobago - August 4 2020 Event Briefing - Earthquake - Trinidad and Tobago - August 4 2020

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurred at 00:03:46 UTC on 2 August 2020, 34.7 km (21.6 mi) NW of Güiria, Venezuela; 113.3 km (70.4 mi) W of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and 115.5 km (71.8 mi) NW of Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago. Initial estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located the epicentre of the event at 10.767°N, 62.550°W, and at a depth of 91.7 km (56.9 mi).

Event Briefing - TC Isaias - Wind and Storm Surge - The Bahamas - August 3 2020 Event Briefing - TC Isaias - Wind and Storm Surge - The Bahamas - August 3 2020

Tropical Cyclone Isaias was the ninth tropical cyclone in the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. On 28 July it developed as Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine over the central Atlantic, to the east of the Leeward Islands. On 29 July, it was upgraded to a tropical cyclone while it was over the Caribbean Sea, to the south of Puerto Rico. On 30 July, it strengthened to a category 1 hurricane while it was to the north of the Dominican Republic.

Event Briefing - Earthquake - Nicaragua - July 12 2020 Event Briefing - Earthquake - Nicaragua - July 12 2020

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake occurred at 22:38:43 UTC on 12 July 2020, 6.4 km (4 mi) W of El Crucero, Nicaragua; 18.1 km (11.3 mi) S of Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua and 18.3 km (11.4 mi) NNE of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua. Estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located the epicentre of the event at 11.998°N, 86.368°W, and at a depth of 158.8 km (98.7 mi) – Figure 1. Nicaragua was the only CCRIF member country where peak ground acceleration, computed with the CCRIF SPHERA model, was greater than 0.01 g for this earthquake.

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Panama- July 14 2020 Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Panama - July 14 2020

Panama was under the influence of a monsoon trough and several tropical waves resulting in adverse weather conditions that occurred in the period between 25 June and 5 July, 2020. During this period, Panama was affected by heavy rains and high winds over a large area of the territory.

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Nicaragua- June 10 2020 Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Nicaragua- June 10 2020

Tropical waves and low pressure systems occurred over the Central America region from 19 May to 2 June. During this time, adverse weather prevailed over Nicaragua that generated showers and thunderstorms.


This event briefing describes the impact of rainfall on Nicaragua, which is associated with a Covered Area Rainfall Event (CARE), starting on 20 May and ending on 2 June 2020.

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Belize- June 9 2020 Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Belize- June 9 2020

In the last days of May 2020, the first named storm of the 2020 Pacific Hurricane Season was generated. This storm – Tropical Storm Amanda – developed from a large area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave. On May 31 (0900UTC) Tropical Depression Two-E evolved into Tropical Storm Amanda over the waters south of Guatemala. Hours later Amanda weakened and dissipated. However, as it crossed Guatemala and Mexico, its remnants reorganized to form Tropical Storm Cristobal in the oceanic waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Panama- June 6 2020 Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Panama- June 6 2020

In the period between 23 May and 29 May, 2020, the interaction of different meteorological events generated disorganized rains over Panama. This interaction was influenced by conditions from both the Atlantic Basin and the Pacific Ocean.


This event briefing describes the impact of the precipitation on Panama, which is associated with a Covered Area Rainfall Event (CARE), starting on 27 May and ending on 29 May 2020.