Natural Hazards in Jamaica

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Jamaica has experienced an increase in the frequency of natural events, primarily floods, droughts and landslides over the last 25-30 years. The impact of these hazards has proven to be disastrous in several instances resulting in significant social dislocation and monumental economic losses. Between 1998 and 2004, we had approximately 10 major weather related disastrous events with significant economic implications.

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Natural Hazards in JamaicaBy jamila_101 |TABLE OF CONTENTSTOPICPAGEINTRODUCTION2LOCATION(MAPS)3AIM/OBJECTIVES AND METHODOLOGY6PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF THE DATA7CONCLUSION AND BIBLOGRAPHYGLOSSARYINTRODUCTIONJamaica has experienced an increase in the frequency of natural events, primarily floods, droughts and landslides over the last 25-30 years. The impact of these hazards has proven to be disastrous in several instances resulting in significant social dislocation and monumental economic losses. Between 1998 and 2004, we had approximately 10 major weather related disastrous events with significant economic implications. HURRICANEJamaica is located in the hurricane belt in the middle of the Caribbean. Intensity and frequency of hurricanes have increased over the last 10 years. Result in flooding, landslides, storm surges and damage from intense rains an

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