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Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Trinidad - October 18-20, 2018

An active Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) produced prolonged periods of rain/showers and thunderstorm activity over Trinidad and Tobago. According to Government officials, due to adverse weather, Trinidad received a full month’s worth of rain during two days (October 18 and 19) alone.
 

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Nicaragua - October 4-9, 2018

In the first days of October the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (in Spanish: Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales), indicated that the country remained under the simultaneous influence of two low pressure systems: one located in the Caribbean Sea near the northern border between Nicaragua and Honduras and the other in the Pacific Ocean west of San Juan de Sur.

Event Briefing - Earthquake - Haiti - October 7 2018

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake occurred at 00:11:49 UTC on 7 October 2018, (6 October 2018 19:11:50 local time and date), 18.7 km (11.6 mi) SE of Port-de-Paix, Nord-Ouest department, Haiti; 19 km (11.8 mi) SE of Ti Port-de-Paix, Nord-Ouest, Haiti and 72.2 km (44.9 mi) SSE of Gonayiv, Artibonite, Haiti.

Event Briefing - Tropical Storm Kirk Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Barbados - September 28-29, 2018

Kirk was the 12th named tropical cyclone in the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. It formed as a tropical storm over the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean on 22 September 2018 at 1500UTC. Along its movement toward the east north-east, it was downgraded to an open trough on 24 September at 1500UTC and regenerated as a tropical storm on 26 September at 0900UTC.

Event Briefing - TC Kirk - Wind and Storm Surge - September 30, 2018

Kirk was the 12th tropical cyclone in the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. It formed as a tropical storm over the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean on 22 September 2018 at 1500UTC. Along its movement toward the east north-east, it was downgraded to an open trough on 24 September at 1500UTC and regenerated as a tropical storm on 26 September at 0900UTC. Kirk presented a strong vertical sheared shape, with the maximum winds at the north and east of the centre.

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