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Hazard Event Reports

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Trough System - November 8 - 12 2014

A low pressure trough moving through the Western Atlantic brought continued rainfall to Haiti from 9 to 11 November 2014. The trough had affected Anguilla and St. Kitts and Nevis a few days earlier1, making Haiti the third CCRIF member country with an Excess Rainfall policy2 to be affected by the system.

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Trough System

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.

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Grenada

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.

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Haiti

On 17 October 2014, strong heating caused convection over the higher terrain of Haiti and, combined with a frontal system from Cuba and The Bahamas, created intense precipitation over the country. Haiti experienced torrential rainfall on 17 to 18 October 2014, which triggered a Covered Area Rainfall Event (CARE) according to CCRIF’s Caribbean Rainfall Model.

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Tropical Cyclone Gonzalo

Tropical Cyclone (TC) Gonzalo affected four CCRIF member countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda and St. Kitts and Nevis. Of these countries, only Anguilla and St. Kitts and Nevis have Excess Rainfall (XSR) policies. As a result, this briefing describes the reported losses and damage in Anguilla and St. Kitts and Nevis due to extreme rainfall as a result of the passage of TC Gonzalo.

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