Grenada

Country Disaster Risk Profiles - Grenada

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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

Country At-A-Glance

GDP US$ 912 million

Population 106,000

Total Building Exposure US$ (Replacement Value) 2.1 billion

Snapshot

  • 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.