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Jamaica: St James ready for hurricane season, says Disaster Preparedness Committee

5 Jun 2014, Jamaica Observer, the

'Our stakeholders outlined their respective plans, and as a group we explored every aspect in an effort to ensure that the parish of St James and its residents will not be adversely affected in the event of a storm, heavy rains or a major hurricane,' said Disaster Preparedness Co-ordinator for the parish, noting that all is in place to meet the 2014 hurricane season...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Storm 1988 810,000
Flood 1991 551,340
Storm 2004 350,000
Flood 1986 40,000
Storm 2007 33,188
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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