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Hazard Event Reports

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.

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - August 4-5, 2016

In early August 2016 a tropical storm formed in the central Caribbean and evolved into a category 1 hurricane named Earl on 3 August. The storm moved to the west increasing strength just before impacting the northern Central America region, bringing tropical cyclone force winds and storm surge to Belize and Honduras on 4 August as well as heavy rainfall over Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and Mexico.


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