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     Forecasters warn of drought-like conditions in Caribbean for 2016

January 4, 2016
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Weather forecasters are predicting that low rainfall and drought-like conditions will pose challenges to the Caribbean region this year. Carl Herbert, National Coordinator of the St. Kitts and Nevis National Emergency Management Agency, believes that authorities will have to pay closer attention to water conservation. While the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane season posed no threat to St. Kitts and Nevis, its OECS neighbour Dominica is still recovering from Tropical Storm Erika, which killed more than 30 people and caused an estimated 483 million US dollars in damages. Herbert warns that the hurricane season this year could be more active than last year's. Last August, forecasters predicted that Tropical Storm Erika would miss Dominica, but strong winds and heavy rainfall after an unusual dry spell caused catastrophic damage to bridges, roads and houses. (Image source: Ventura County Star)

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