Jamaica

Jamaica Floods Nov 1987 UNDRO Information Reports 1 - 2

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UNDRO 87/2352

JAMAICA FLOODS
INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
3 NOVEMBER 1987

1. BETWEEN FRIDAY 30.10 AND SUNDAY 1.11.87 JAMAICA AFFECTED BY TROPICAL DEPRESSION WHICH MOVED SLOWLY NORTH. MOST OF JAMAICA REPORTED TO HAVE RECEIVED 3-5 INCHES RAIN ON FRIDAY, 5-7 INCHES ON SATURDAY. PRELIMINARY REPORTS FROM ODP (OFFICE FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, JAMAICA) INDICATE 4 CONFIRMED DEATHS, SEVERAL MISSING. ONE THOUSAND DISPLACED IN SHELTERS. RESIDENT AREAS IN SEVERAL TOWNS AND VILLAGES UNDER WATER. DAMAGE TO ROADS DUE DUE TO FLOODWATERS/LANDSLIDES EXTENSIVE, BUT LIMITED ACCESS RESTORED TO MOST AREAS.

2. ACCORDING TO PRIME MINISTER'S STATEMENT DAMAGE COMPARABLE TO JUNE 86 FLOODS. NATIONAL RELIEF ACTIVITIES CO-ORDINATED BY ODP JAMAICA. SO FAR, NO REQUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE RECIEVED.

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UNDRO 87/2366

JAMAICA FLOODS
INFORMATION REPORT NO.2
5 NOVEMBER 1987

SITUATION

1. FOLLOWING UPDATE ON SITUATION PROVIDED BY ODP (OFFICE FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS), JAMAICA: BETWEEN OCT 30 AND NOV 1ST JAMAICA EXPERIENCED HEAVY RAINS RESULTING FROM THE 14TH TROPICAL DEPRESSION OF THE SEASON. AN AVERAGE OF 7-10 INCHES OF RAIN RECORDED DAILY FOR THIS PERIOD. CONTINUOUS RAINFALL HAD AFFECTED ISLAND FOR PREVIOUS 2-3 WEEKS. MOST AFFECTED PARISHES CLARENDON, ST. CATHERINE, KINGSTON AND ST. ANDREW.

2. MORE THAN 900 PERSONS DISLOCATED AND HOUSED IN SHELTERS. NUMBER OF CONFIRMED DEATHS 4 WITH 3 PERSONS MISSING. RELIEF MEASURES IN PLACE.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

3. INITIAL REPORTS INDICATE TOTAL DAMAGE JAMAICAN DOLLARS 160.5 MILLION (US DLRS 30,000) BROKEN DOWN AS FOLLOWS:

- ROADS 52 MILLION (NOT INCLUDING 3 BRIDGES WASHED OUT)
- UTILITIES 1.5 MILLION
- AGRICULTURE 74 MILLION
- HEALTH 33 MILLION.

4. MORE DETAILED DAMAGE SURVEY BEING CONDUCTED BY ODP/UNDP. RESULTS EXPECTED IN APPROX. TWO WEEKS.

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