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Hazard Event Reports

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.

Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Gonzalo

On 12 October 2014 at 1:30 pm AST (1730 UTC), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) produced a weather outlook on the development of Tropical Storm Gonzalo east of the northern Leeward Islands. Tropical storm warnings were issued for a number of Caribbean islands including CCRIF member countries Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, and St. Kitts and Nevis.

Event Briefing - Haiti Excess Rainfall

Haiti experienced torrential rainfall on 19 and 20 September 2014 and again on 23 and 24 September 2014. This period of rainfall produced two Covered Area Rainfall Events (CAREs) on 19 and 23 September respectively.

Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Fay

On 10 October 2014, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) produced a weather outlook on the development of a subtropical depression to the south of Bermuda. A tropical storm watch was issued for Bermuda at 1500 UTC.

By 2100 UTC on the same day, the depression had strengthened to Subtropical Storm Fay located about 525 miles (845 km) south of Bermuda.

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