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Tropical storm Tomas likely to drench Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba

Update, 9am GMT Friday: Hurricane Tomas has now passed Jamaica and is heading to Haiti within the next few hours. Winds have increased to 80mph and Tomas is once again hurricane Tomas. The forecast track for Tomas now takes it right between Haiti and Cuba meaning both will be impacted read the full article →

Hurricane season; it’s not over till it’s over

The 2010 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season has certainly proved to be as active as the forecasts suggested it would be even without the volume of landfalling events that were forecast. We're currently up to 19 names storms this year and some forecasters are suggesting that we can expect read the full article →

Tropical storm Tomas triggers CCRIF payout

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility has announced that it expects to make payments to Barbados, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines under the disaster pooling facilities insurance scheme.Preliminary calculations from the CCRIF show payouts of $8.5m for Barbados, $3.2m for Saint Lucia and $1.1m for St Vincent read the full article →

Hurricane Tomas loses strength but should reintensify and threaten Haiti or Jamaica

*Update: For our latest on Hurricane Tomas please view this post.Hurricane Tomas has decreased in strength and has become a tropical storm again due to the effects of wind shear. Currently heading into the Caribbean tropical storm Tomas is forecast to re-intensify and regain its hurricane status by Friday.It's all read the full article →

Tropical storm Tomas (soon to be hurricane Tomas) poses late season threat to Caribbean

Update: For our latest on Hurricane Tomas please view this post.The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season is proving to be one of the most unpredictable on record. Tropical storm Tomas formed yesterday, very far south for the time of year. It is extremely unusual to have such a large storm so read the full article →