On Friday October 19, 2018, torrential rains resulted in widespread flooding mainly in Eastern & Central Trinidad. The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) issued an Adverse Weather Alert #3 – Orange Level for Trinidad and Tobago, extending the period from Thursday 18th October, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday 23rd October, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
According to the Technical Unit of Seismology, the 5.9 magnitude earthquake occurred at 8:12PM (Local Time) at a depth of 15.3km. The earthquake was located Latitude 20.04N and Longitude 72.98W at approximately 20 km WNW of Port-de-Paix, Haiti.
- TS Kirk formed in the Atlantic on Saturday, 22 September 2018.
- Tropical Storm Warnings were issued on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 for Barbados, Dominica and Saint Lucia.
According to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre (SRC) the 5.6 magnitude earthquake occurred at 8:32AM (Local Time) at a depth of 10km. The earthquake was located Latitude 15.11N and Longitude 60.43W at 108 km ESE of Roseau, Dominica.
The following CDEMA Participating States reported feeling the earthquake around the same time: Dominica, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
- The following is a report from the CARICOM Operational Support Team (COST) that was deployed to Dominica in support of National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC).
- The NEOC was activated on September 12, 2018 and remain activated with the support of the three (3) members of the COST. Based on the reports from the NEOC in Dominica, minimal damages were reported. The incident is categorised as a Level 1, which means no external assistance is required.