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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

A low pressure trough, located over the northern Lesser Antilles brought heavy showers and thunderstorms to much of the British and US Virgin Islands and the Lesser Antilles from 7 to 8 November 2014.

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.

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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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