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The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction known as UNISDR and designated as a focal point for disaster risk reduction within the United Nations system, wishes to inform you that, as of May 1 of this year, it adopts the acronym of UNDRR in order to maintain coherence between the name of our office and its acronym in English. Learn more.

Today’s Weather: Tue 21st

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Temperature: 26°C / 79°F
Humidity: 80%
Winds: East-southeast at 12 to 18mph with occasional strong gusts.
Seas: Less than 1.5 metres or less than 5 feet.
Sunset: Today 6:38 pm
Sunrise: Tomorrow 5:37 am
Today’s Forecast (7 am): Today will be partly sunny with a 30 percent or a low chance of showers. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a 30 percent or a low chance of showers…Full Details

Events & Notices

May 21, 2019: Drought Awareness Month – Nevis Academy: Drought Awareness Outreach by students to Charlestown Primary School, St. Thomas Primary School & Joycelyn Liburd Primary School during morning assembly.

May 22, 2019: Drought Awareness Month – Eden Brown Church of God: A panel discussion on Drought Expo; faith-based disaster plan, and strategic communications before, during and after a disaster.

May 23, 2019: Drought Awareness Month – Nevis Academy: Visit to water reservoir.

May 25, 2019: Drought Awareness Month – Nevis Academy: Radio Talk Show – Youth on the Go.

May 27 – June 1, 2019: Understanding Risk (UR) Caribbean Conference in Barbados

News

Pooling resources and sharing strategies at the Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference

EXCERPT

UR Caribbean is a response to regional calls for greater exchange, learning and harmonization of resilient investment and planning strategies, following the devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. The meeting will bring together policy makers from government ministries and national disaster management agencies, disaster risk…read more

Climate Center

CariCOF Caribbean Climate Outlooks: May to July 2019

EXCERPT

Summary for the upcoming 3-month period, May to July 2019:  “Drought is expected to continue into the early wet season in areas currently affected, as weak El Niño conditions are forecast to persist. Recurrent dry spells are forecasted, except for the Windward Islands and Guianas. More frequent wet spells are expected throughout the….read bulletin

Know Your Shelter!

You may need to head to a shelter because of a hazard or disaster. Learn more about shelter locations, managers, capacities, etc. Do you live in St. Paul’s parish? Do you live in St. John’s parish? Do you live in St. James’ parish? Do you live in St. George’s parish? Do you live in St. Thomas’ parish?