GRENADA 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
- Inform disaster risk financing
- Develop key baseline data
- Evaluate impact of disasters
- Promote and inform risk reduction
GDP US$ 912 million
Total Building Exposure US$ (Replacement Value) 2.1 billion
The hurricane risk in Grenada is more significant than the earthquake risk.
Annual Average Loss (AAL) from hurricanes is US$ 8.2M (0.9% of GDP) and from earthquakes is US$ 1.8M (0.2% of GDP).
The Probable Maximum Loss for hurricanes (250 year return period) is US$ 397M (43.6% of GDP) and for earthquakes (250 year return period) is US$ 96M (10.5% of GDP).
Single-family, wood light unbraced post and beam frame are the buildings most vulnerable to hurricanes, accounting for approximately 20% of AAL.