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30 May 2017 description

JAMAICA Earthquakes and Hurricanes RISK PROFILE

What is a country disaster risk profile?

An estimation of the potential economic losses to property caused by adverse natural hazards.

Country Disaster Risk Profile Applications

  • Develop key baseline data
  • Evaluate impact of disasters
  • Promote and inform risk reduction
  • Inform disaster risk financing

Country At-A-Glance

24 Feb 2017 description

Tropical cyclone DINEO struck Mozambique mid-February 2017 and destroyed houses and infrastructure in the region of the city Inhambane. Since SOS operated a children village in the area, ZKI was activated and used very high resolution radar and optical satellite imagery to generate emergency mapping products. The maps support the damage assessment and planning of reconstruction and recovery measures in the area. The emergency mapping products were generated in the frame of a joint project, kindly funded by Allianz.

14 Feb 2017 description

Interpretation

On January 24, 2017, the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' was activated for forest fires in Chile. The fires began in the midst of a dry summer with record temperatures reaching 38°C. A heat wave, coupled with strong winds, spread the flames rapidly. On January 20, a state of emergency has been declared in south-central Chile due to the worst forest fires that the region has experienced in decades.

14 Feb 2017 description

Interpretation

On January 24, 2017, the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' was activated for forest fires in Chile. The fires began in the midst of a dry summer with record temperatures reaching 38°C. A heat wave, coupled with strong winds, spread the flames rapidly. On January 20, a state of emergency has been declared in south-central Chile due to the worst forest fires that the region has experienced in decades.

14 Feb 2017 description

Interpretation

On January 24, 2017, the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' was activated for forest fires in Chile. The fires began in the midst of a dry summer with record temperatures reaching 38°C. A heat wave, coupled with strong winds, spread the flames rapidly. On January 20, a state of emergency has been declared in south-central Chile due to the worst forest fires that the region has experienced in decades.

Maps / Infographics

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