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Jamaica’s Hurricane History – Timeline June 14, 2018

Posted by utechalumni in Current Events.
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Here’s an informative 2016 post about the history of hurricane activity in Jamaica, we thought you’d like to know about. We found it at the very educational diGBlog of the Jamaican Gleaner.

 

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Jamaica’s Hurricane History: A Timeline
Posted on diGJamaica

Annually, the hurricane season lasts from June to November. Jamaica, along with several other Caribbean islands and mainland territories, falls into what is commonly understood to be the Atlantic hurricane belt, meaning that these countries often experience the effects of storm systems during the hurricane season.

Some of the storms experienced by Jamaica have formed unforgettable parts of the nation’s history because of the impact they had on lives, land and infrastructure. diGJamaica has compiled a timeline of the storms that have impacted Jamaica since the practice of naming hurricanes, which started in early 1950s – all in our quest to help you ‘diG’ deeper into Jamaica’s history of hurricanes.

1950 Hurricane Jig

– Heavy rains

– Flooding in central and western parishes

– All crops damaged, especially banana

1951 Hurricane Charlie

– 154 deaths; 2,000 injuries

– Over 9,000 left homeless

– Banana, coconut, citrus crops destroyed

– 80% of Morant Bay destroyed

CLICK FOR FULL STORY ON GLEANER BLOG!

 


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