Saint Lucia

  • Hurricane Dean 2007

    From the data collected, it is possible to ascertain that the major damage caused by Dean
    was inflicted on the agricultural sector. In that regard it is not surprising that the most significant
    group of persons affected by the hurricane would be farmers. As a consequence of Hurricane
    Dean, one person, a farmer, rescuing his cow from a flooded river, lost his life. Preliminary data
    from the Agricultural Census, 2007, is presented in table 2.

  • Tropical Storm Matthew 2016

    On 27 September 2016, an area of inclement weather in the Atlantic Ocean began to gather speed, reaching speeds of 60 mph (96 km/h); by 11:00am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) that same day, authorities in St Lucia issued a Tropical Storm Warning as the system had been upgraded to Tropical Storm Matthew, and it was expected to impact the island. Within hours of the warning, residents began to experience heavy rainfall and strong winds of up to 60 mph or higher associated with the approaching storm.

  • Hurricane Tomas 2010

    The intense northern eyewall passed over St. Lucia (Fig. 4). Tomas was at its peak intensity of 85 kt during that time. Tomas produced phenomenal rainfall in St. Lucia, with totals ranging from 21 to 25 inches and a maximum total of 26.3 inches from Desraches over about a 23-h period.

  • Hurricane Dean 2007

    Hurricane Dean affected the country on the 16 and 17 August 2007. B y the morning o f Friday 17, the centre of Dean had crossed the Lesser Antilles between Saint Lucia and Martinique. The meteorological service of Martinique reported sustained winds of 76 mph, with gusts up to 104 mph. The minimum pressure in the eye was measured at 964MB. The latest imagery also showed a definite eye feature. The official forecast called for strengthening as Dean crossed the Caribbean Sea.