Mixed conditions were seen throughout the islands of the eastern Caribbean during the month of December. Trinidad was exceptionally wet in the south to normal in the north; Tobago and Grenada normal; Barbados, St Vincent and St Croix moderately dry; Saint Lucia and Antigua slight to moderately dry; Martinique exceptionally dry in the southeast to normal in the northwest; Dominica predominantly normal ranging to slightly wet in the south and moderately dry in the coastal northeast; Guadeloupe normal in western areas to moderately dry in the east; St Kitts and Anguilla moderately wet to normal; St Maarten severely dry to normal and St Thomas predominantly normal to slightly dry in the south.Read more ...
The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (SRC) in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), hosted a media briefing to officially launch my HAZ-VCT.
The myHAZ-VCT app is a citizen science platform for sharing observations of natural hazards and environmental phenomena in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This app is designed to provide scientists (SRC), emergency managers (NEMO) and citizens of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with first-hand information about a range of natural hazards and environmental phenomena that occur in the country. Since scientists and emergency managers cannot be everywhere, enlisting members of the public in sharing observations can provide a broader understanding of the impact to the community. This information can be used by NEMO to respond more effectively to impacted communities as well as to develop robust hazard mitigation systems.
We look forward to your usual support as we strengthen our capacity to prepare and respond to impacts of hazards
September 15, 2021
For immediate Release
VOLCANO ALERT LEVEL CHANGED FROM ORANGE TO YELLOW
The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the advice of Scientists from the Seismic Research Centre, University of the West Indies, has taken the decision to lower the Volcanic Alert Level from Orange to Yellow. Activities at the La Soufriere have declined for the last three (3) months and are consistent with a period of unrest following eruptive magmatic activity (explosive eruption) which can be seen by the emission of hot, degassing, near surface magma at the summit of the volcano.Read more ...