FLOOD - A flood is an abnormal progressive rise in the water level of streams or rivers which may result in overflowing. Floods in the Caribbean can often be caused by heavy rainfall, dam or levee failures, tsunamis, storm surges or burst water mains.

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ANGUILLA

Full Name: Ms. Elizabeth F. Klute
Job Title: Director

Tel: (264) 497-2926
Fax: (264) 497-3134
Email: elizabeth.klute@gov.ai

Company: Department of Disaster Management
Business Address: Deputy Governor’s Office
James Ronald Webster Building
P.O. Pox 60, The Valley

Antigua & Barbuda
Full Name: Mr. Philmore Mullin
Job Title: Director (Ag)

Tel: (268) 460-7075
Fax: (268) 462-4742
Email: nodsanu@gmail.com

Company: National Office of Disaster Services
Business Address: P.O. Box 1399
American Road
St. John’s

Barbados
Full Name: Ms. Judy Thomas
Job Title: Director

Tel: (246) 438-7575
Fax: (246) 421-8612
Email: deminfo@barbados.gov.bb

Company: Department of Emergency Management
Business Address: No. 30 Warrens Industrial Park
Warrens
St. Michael

Bahamas
Full Name: Capt. Stephen Russell
Job Title: National Disaster Coordinator

Tel: (242) 322-2805
Fax: (242) 326-5456
Email: nema@bahamas.gov.bs

Company: National Emergency Management Agency
Business Address: Cabinet Office
Rawson Square
Nassau, P.O. Box N-7145

Belize
Full Name: Ms. Noreen Fairweather
Job Title: National Disaster Coordinator

Tel: 501 8 220 995
Fax: 501 8 222 861
Email: nemocoordinator@nemo.org.bz

Company: National Emergency Management Organisation
Business Address: NEMO Headquarters
Belmopan City, Cayo

British Virgin Islands
Full Name: Ms. Sharleen DaBreo
Job Title: Director

Tel: (284) 494-4499
Fax: (284) 494-2024
Email: bviddm@surfbvi.com

Company: Department of Disaster Management
Business Address: #3 Wailling Road
McNamara
Tortola

Dominica
Full Name: Mr. Nathanael Isaacs
Job Title: National Disaster Coordinator

Tel: (767) 448-7777
Fax: (767) 448-2883

Email: odmdominica@gmail.com

Company: Office of Disaster Management
Business Address: c/o Ministry of Public Utilities
Post Office Building
Bayfront, Roseau

Grenada
Full Name: Mr. Benedict Peters
Job Title: National Disaster Coordinator

Tel: (473) 440-0838
Fax: (473) 440-6674
Email: nadma@caribsurf.com

Company: National Disaster Management Agency
Business Address: Fort Frederick
Mt. Wheldale
St. George’s

Guyana
Full Name: Colonel Chabilall Ramsarup
Job Title: Director General

Tel: (592) 226-1114/7
Fax: (592) 226-1027
Email: info@cdc.gy
Website: http://www.cdc.gy

Company: Civil Defense Commission
Business Address: Camp Ayangauna Annex
Thomas Lands
Georgetown

HAITI
Full Name: Mme. Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste
Job Title: Director

Tel: (509) 3605 1739
Fax: NA
Email: altajeanbaptiste@yahoo.com

Company: Directorate of Civil Protection
Business Address: Ministere de I’Interieur
Rue de la Reunion
Port au Prince

JAMAICA
Full Name: Mr. Ronald Jackson
Job Title: Director General

Tel: (876) 906-9674/5
Fax: (876) 928-5503
Email: odpem@cwjamaica.com

Company: Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management
Business Address: 2-4 Haining Road
Kingston 5

MONTSERRAT
Full Name: Mr. Billy Darroux
Job Title: Director (Ag)

Tel: (664) 491-7166
Fax: (664) 491-2465
Email: dmca@gov.ms

Company: Disaster Management Coordination Agency
Business Address: Yellow Hill Road
St. John’s

St. Kitts & Nevis
Full Name: Mr. Carl Herbert
Job Title: National Disaster Coordinator

Tel: (869) 466-5100
Fax: (869) 466-5310
Email: nemaskb@thecable.net

Company: National Disaster Management Agency
Business Address: P.O. Box 181
Lime Kiln
Basseterre

St. Lucia
Full Name: Ms. A. L. Dawn French
Job Title: Director

Tel: (758) 452-3802
Fax: (758) 453-2152
Email: slunemo@gmail.com

Company: National Emergency Management Organisation
Business Address: Bisee
Castries

St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Full Name: Ms. Michelle Forbes
Job Title: Coordinator

Tel: (784) 456-2975
Fax: (784) 457-1691
Email: nemosvg@gmail.com

Company: National Emergency Management Organisation
Business Address: Ministry of National Security
Old Montrose, Kingstown

 

Suriname
Full Name: Lieutenant-Colonel Jerry Slijngard
Job Title: Coordinator

Tel: (597) 52 0840/42 6416
Fax: (597) 47 4320
Email: jerryslijngard@gmail.com

Company: National Coordinator Center for Disaster Relief (NCCR)
Business Address: Ministry of Defense
Kwattaweg #29
Paramaribo

Trinidad & Tobago
Full Name: Dr. Stephen Ramroop
Job Title: Chief Executive Officer

Tel: (868) 640-1285
Fax: (868) 640-8988
Email: odpmtt@tstt.net.tt

Company: Office of Disaster Preparedness & Management
Business Address: No. 4A Orange Grove Road
Trincity
Tacarigua

Turks & Caicos Islands
Full Name: Mr. Jamell Robinson
Job Title: Director

Tel: (649) 946-2177
Fax: (649) 946-1230
Email: jrrobinson@gov.tc

Company: Department of Disaster Management & Emergencies
Business Address: South Base
Grand Turk

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12 inches of water can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
New land development can increase flood risk, especially if the construction changes natural runoff paths.
In cases of severe flooding, water can take weeks to subside.
Large volumes of water can cause roadbeds to collapse.
Deforestation can cause flooding.
Flooding is the most common natural hazard.
Flash-flooding can occur within minutes.
Dams and levees are built to prevent flooding.
Flooding can cause millions of dollars in damage.
6 inches of moving water can sweep you off your feet.
Oil, and other chemicals carried in floodwaters can ruin crops and be hazardous to your health
When soil gets saturated with water, landslides may occur
More people die from drowning in fresh water floods during a hurricane or storm, than from any other cause.