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Hazard Event Reports

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Trinidad & Tobago - June 20 - 21, 2017

Tropical Cyclone 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.

Bret affected one CCRIF member country, Trinidad and Tobago, which has two excess rainfall policies: one for Trinidad and one for Tobago. This briefing describes the impact of Bret on the island of Trinidad.

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 (jamaicaobserver.com).
 
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 (www.haitilibre.com).

Preliminary Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone OTTO - November 26, 2016

Otto is the 16th named storm of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season and was formed as a Tropical Storm over the southwestern Caribbean Sea near the coast of Panama on 21 November 2016 as an extremely late event in the calendar year. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s best track database, only 18 storms with at least tropical storm strength formed in late November within the last 65 years in the western Caribbean Sea, and only 9 of them reached Hurricane strength.

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