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Jamaica - Disaster Statistics

Data related to human and economic losses from disasters that have occurred between 1980 and 2010.

Natural Disasters from 1980 - 2010


Overview

No of events: 29
No of people killed: 226
Average killed per year: 7
No of people affected: 1,895,317
Average affected per year: 61,139
Economic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 2,749,855
Economic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 88,705


Natural Disaster Occurence Reported



Average Disaster Per Year

Drought: 0.06
Earthquake*: ...
Epidemic: 0.06
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 0.23
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: 0.58
Wildfire: ...




Top 10 Natural Disasters Reported


Affected People

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
Storm 1980 30,009
Flood 1987 26,000
Flood 2002 25,000
Storm 2005 8,000
Flood 2006 5,000

Killed People

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Flood 1986 54
Storm 1988 49
Storm 2004 15
Storm 2010 15
Flood 1991 15
Storm 2008 12
Flood 1987 9
Flood 2002 9
Flood 1993 9
Storm 1985 7

Economic Damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
Storm 1988 1,000,000
Storm 2004 595,000
Storm 2004 300,000
Storm 2007 300,000
Storm 2010 150,000
Flood 1986 76,000
Storm 2008 66,198
Storm 1980 64,000
Storm 2001 55,487
Flood 1987 31,000



Statistics Per Event


Killed People

Drought: ...
Earthquake*: ...
Epidemic: 1.50
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 13.86
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: 7.00
Wildfire: ...

Affected People

Drought: ...
Earthquake*: ...
Epidemic: 290.00
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 93,101.71
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: 69,056.94
Wildfire: ...

Economic Damages

Drought: 3,000.00
Earthquake*: ...
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 24,062.86
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: 143,078.61
Wildfire: ...


Statistics By Disasters Type


Percentage of reported people killed by disaster type

Percentage of reported people affected by disaster type




Estimated economic damages reported by disaster type (US$ X 1,000)

*: Including tsunami


More information and data on: www.emdat.be/

Source of data: "EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Bel."
Data version: v11.08

Data displayed does not imply national endorsement
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Jamaica's nationally produced disaster loss database of large, medium and small scale disaster damages.