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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for BRET-17
in Venezuela, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Netherlands Antilles, Guyana, Aruba, Colombiaon 19 Jun 2017 21:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary

Summary

Tropical Cyclone BRET-17 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 8: (20 Jun 2017 17:03).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 74 km/h)
  • on 19 Jun 2017 21:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 20 Jun 2017 12:49:08 UTC
  • Vulnerability: Medium

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

The tropical cyclone did not reach sufficient strength to cause significant storm surge.

References

Known identifiers for this event: AL022017 (NOAAid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 454 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Editorial: Bret should be a warning
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:05:00 +0200   antiguaobserver (en)

Every year, the Atlantic, including a large portion of Caribbean nations, goes through a ritual. It is called the Hurricane Season. And every year, people pay lip service to the warnings from organisations like our National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) or the United States based National....

People and organisations:

24 Hours Later, Tropical Storm Bret is No More
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:23:00 +0200   caribbean360 (en)

FLORIDA, United States, Wednesday June 21, 2017 – Bret lasted as a tropical storm less than 24 hours, degenerating into a tropical wave even faster than forecasters had initially anticipated. After getting the storm designation on Monday evening and passing Trinidad and Tobago later that night, Bret....

People and organisations:

Zoo animals comforted during Bret
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:10:00 +0200   newsday-tt (en)

ZOO KEEPERS at the Emperor Valley Zoo stayed with the animals on Monday night to comfort them during the passing of tropical storm Bret. President of the Zoological Society Gupte Lutchmedial said whenever there is a storm threat, they keep a full complement of staff during the event.

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (156), (2), DesInventar (1), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), ECMWF (4), HWRF (1), GFS (1), INFORM (2),

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