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Hazard Event Reports

Preliminary Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Bret - June 22, 2017

Bret is the second named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season and was formed as a Tropical Storm on 19 June 2017 at 21UTC southwest of Trinidad and Tobago. Heavy rain was experienced over this country between 19 June at 21UTC and 20 June at 09UTC. It was associated with tropical-storm-force winds (greater than 39 mph or 62 km/h) and strong gusty winds particularly between 00UTC and 09UTC on 20 June

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - May 15-19, 2017
In mid-May 2017, the Meteorological Service of Jamaica indicated that a trough west of Jamaica would be influencing weather conditions across the island. Satellite imagery and
radar reports projected light, moderate and intense rains in sections of all parishes, especially in the south. Therefore, flash floods were possible in low-lying and flood prone areas such as St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester, St. Elizabeth and Westmoreland (
Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - May 16-18, 2017

In mid-May 2017, Haiti’s National Meteorological Centre (Centre National de Météorologie-CNM) indicated that weather conditions in the Caribbean were under the influence of humid air resulting in stormy rains that occurred from 16 to 18 May. The Centre estimated that rainfall affected the entire Haitian territory, particularly the South, South-East, Grand Anse, Artibonite, Central, Northwest and West regions (

Preliminary Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Matthew - October 4, 2016

Matthew is the 13th named storm of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season and was formed as a Tropical Storm near the Windward Islands on 28 September 2016. TS Matthew affected five CCRIF member countries: Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines on 28 September.

Event Briefing - Nicaragua Earthquake - September 15, 2016

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake occurred at 05:57:24 UTC on 15 September 2016, (23:57:24 on 14 September local time), 12.9 km (8 mi) NNE of La Paz Centro (Population 23,481), Nicaragua, 21.8 km (13.5 mi) NNW of Nagarote (Population 26,270), Nicaragua, 26.4 km (16.4 mi) E of León (Population 144,538), Nicaragua, 44.9 km (27.9 mi) ESE of Chichigalpa (Population 33,137), Nicaragua and 45.2 km (28.1 mi) NW of Ciudad Sandino (Population 70,013), Nicaragua.


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