Disaster Risk Management in Jamaica
Blog by Adrian Watson
Jamaica has experienced an increase in the frequency of natural events. The major threats include landslides, hurricanes, floods, droughts and earthquakes. But Jamaica is plagued by hurricanes, landslides and flooding primarily and sometimes drought and has become more frequent especially 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 very high economic losses.
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