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29 Aug 2008 description


The objective of the Hazard Identification Tool (HIT) is to alert the UN Country Team after the natural disaster to potential secondary risks posed by large infrastructure and industrial facilities containing hazardous materials located in the affected area. This information can be shared with competent local and national authorities as appropriate. Any actual secondary risk should be addressed at the earliest possible stage.

Event: Hurricane Gustav is expected to make landfall on Jamaica on 29 August

29 Jul 2005 description

OCHO RIOS (JIS), Friday, July 29, 2005- Flooding and landslides associated with Hurricanes Dennis and Emily caused some $16 million in damage to farms and farm roads in Trelawny, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has reported.

RADA Parish Manager, Donald Robinson, told JIS News that 450 farmers, mostly in the southern section of the parish, suffered losses as a result of the hurricanes.

18 Jul 2005 description

MANDEVILLE (JIS) - Monday, July 18, 2005

14 Jul 2005 description

OCHO RIOS (JIS), Thursday, July 14, 2005 - The Trelawny Parish Disaster Committee is carrying out assessments to ascertain the level of damage in the parish as a result of Hurricane Dennis.

Parish Disaster Coordinator, Dion Hylton, told JIS News that the northern section of the parish suffered the worst effects of the hurricane, with flooding reported in areas such as Logwood Valley and Bunkers Hill.

There have not been any reports of damage to houses, with losses limited to household appliances and personal items such as clothing, she said.

She further informed that some …

12 Jun 2002 description

Production Estimates and Crop Assessment Division
Foreign Agricultural Service

05 Jun 2002 description

Production Estimates and Crop Assessment Division
Foreign Agricultural Service

The traditionally rainy month of May included a deluge approaching 8 inches over some areas of Jamaica, in the Caribbean Sea just south of Cuba. Seven days of torrential downpour tapered off to showers by the morning of Tuesday, May 28, 2002, but at least seven fatalities, over 500 inhabitants in shelters, and untold damage was suffered on the island of over 2.5 million inhabitants.