Tag Archives: caribbean

Love is in the air and so is Tropical Storm Chantal

As a recent newlywed, and veteran bridesmaid, I’ve seen it all. From various (and weird) wedding traditions to the ultimate meltdown over a spray tan, it can be tough to be a bride or a groom. To reduce wedding stress, many modern day brides and grooms are escaping to the beautiful islands of the Caribbean […]

Tomas Causes Damage and Kills 14 on St. Lucia

Hurricane Tomas, which is now a tropical depression, hit St. Lucia as a Category 1 hurricane on Sunday morning causing major damage (click here to see aerial footage of the damage). So far at least 14 people have been killed on St. Lucia and the death toll is expected to rise. Tropical Depression Tomas now […]

Heat Puts Corals at Risk

It’s officially fall in the Northern Hemisphere, but the extreme heat we experienced this summer, not only in the U.S. but around the world, has put coral reefs at risk. The heat puts a lot of stress on the corals causing some of them to shed their color which indicates they’re going into survival mode. […]

Agatha Not Expected to Strengthen in Caribbean

The remnants of East Pacific Tropical Storm Agatha are drifting northward into the southwest Caribbean Sea today. A heavy rain threat may persist for Belize and the Mexican states of Quintana Roo and Yucatan. An additional 2-4 inches will be possible for some locations. Isolated higher amounts are possible for coastal locations, while heavy rain […]

Partial Dome Collapse at Soufriere Hills : Natural Hazards

via earthobservatory.nasa.gov Near constant emissions from the Soufriere Hills volcano on Montserrat Island in the northeastern Caribbean are well known to residents, tourists and pilots but late last week the volcano experienced a partial dome collapse which is being described as the most severe incident in almost four years. With the collapse, the ash plume […]