GPM measures deadly flooding rainfall in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

In 2015, the website, which is a service provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, provided this information about the drought in the Caribbean (which includes Haiti and the Domnican Republic):

More Floods in Haiti and Dominican Republic – 5 Dead, 3,000 Displaced

At least 5 people have died in Haiti, over 3,000 people have been displaced in the Dominican Republic and hundreds of homes damaged in Nicaragua after a period of heavy rain across parts of Central America and the Caribbean over the last few days.

Worst flood in Belize City’s recent memory!

As we go to press, the roar of the thunder confirms the latest advisory issued tonight by the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)—that a new tropical disturbance right on our doorsteps will bring more rain and thunderstorms, even as northern Belize, and particular the Old Capital, Belize City, is reeling from what many perceive to be the most devastating flood in recent memory.

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Incessant Rains Flood Belize City, More Rain Expected

Belize City has been the area most affected in the country as an area of low pressure passing over the region has been dumping large amounts of water in the area since Friday evening, October 16, 2015. Flooding has placed the city at a standstill with emergency management organizations working on evacuating affected residents.

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Flooding Photos From Around Belize


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Drivers describe long night on road as mudslides engulf nearly 200 vehicles

Nearly 200 vehicles, including 75 tractor-trailers and two tour buses carrying passengers, were trapped on California 58 east of Tehachapi in up to 20 feet of mud and debris after torrential rains pummeled the area and forced drivers to flee.

Typhoon Koppu strengthens as it heads toward Philippines

THIS is the storm that could stay for up to three days, flooding coastal areas and smashing the coast with 14m waves.
Typhoon Koppu grew stronger overnight and was moving slower toward the north-eastern Philippines as the government urged local authorities to issue forced evacuations of residents in flood-prone areas.

Hurricane Joaquin leaves a little less than despair in the Bahamas

Just days after Hurricane Joaquin devastated the Bahamas, residents of several islands in the southern Bahamas are increasingly becoming desperate and angry over the lack of basic supplies like clean drinking water.

Although the Coast Guard is working alongside South Florida company Tropic Ocean Airways to load seaplanes with the needed relief supplies, the shortage of clean drinking water across the southern Bahamian islands has created a critical need for more supply runs in the coming days.

“People are hungry. They’re thirsty. They haven’t drank water in three days,” Clinton Rolle, who lost his home and business to Joaquin, told

Volunteers have been grabbing supplies that were dropped off in Nassau and delivering them by airplanes and boats to the hardest-hit areas, the report added. On several of those islands, the airports, like everything else, were completely wiped out by the storm.


Atlantic 5-Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook


800 AM EDT MON OCT 5 2015

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane
Joaquin, located about 160 miles north of Bermuda.

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Missing ship: El Faro confirmed to have sunk off Bahamas

The lost cargo ship El Faro sank in Bahamian waters after sailing into the path of Hurricane Joaquin, according to the US Coast Guard.

The 224m (735ft) vessel and its crew of 33 have been missing since issuing a distress call on Thursday.

The coast guard says an “unidentifiable body” has been found but a search remains underway.

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