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Storm Surge

Storm surge is water that is pushed toward the shore by the force of the winds swirling around the storm. A storm surge can come from a hurricane or an extra-tropical cyclone. source: NOAA-Hurricane Preparedness

Canadian government supports disaster management in Jamaica

28 Jan 2015, Jamaica Observer, the

More than CA$95,000 to aid Jamaica in implementing disaster risk reduction projects has been set aside, reports the Jamaica Observer. The projects aim to strengthen the capacity of communities to mitigate the effects of disasters, such as mangrove husbandry and protection to reduce vulnerability to storm surge...


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