Category: Weather

What You Need To Know About Jamaica and Solar Eclipses

On Monday, August 21, 2017, North America experienced a total solar eclipse. Most of it was witness in the United States of America. However,  persons in nearby territories like the Caribbean and Jamaica were also able to experience this rare

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What’s Right With Jamaica? Tropical Climate

How thankful are Jamaicans for Jamaica? It’s a wonderful country teeming with enthusiasm, brilliance, talent and heritage as lush as our verdant landscapes. There is much in this little island to be grateful for, and here at diGJamaica, we don’t

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Disaster Preparedness Month: In Case Of Flood

According to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), a flood is the most common natural hazard in causing loss of life, human suffering, inconvenience, widespread damage to buildings, structures, crop, infrastructure, and other national assets. Severe weather conditions

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The Aftermath: Hurricane Sandy – 2012

This was the front page of The Gleaner on October 26, 2012, two days after Hurricane Sandy struck Jamaica. It was the first hurricane to make landfall on the island since Hurricane Gilbert in 1988. (Click on the image to enlarge.)

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The Aftermath: Hurricane Dean – 2007

This was the front page of The Gleaner on August 20, 2007, a day after Hurricane Dean ravaged sections of the island, leaving so much destruction in its wake that the government had to declare a two-day state of emergency. (Click on

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The Aftermath: Tropical Storm Nicole – 2010

This was the front page of The Gleaner on October 1, 2010, two days after Tropical Storm Nicole ravaged sections of the island, leaving a trail of destruction and death in its wake. (Click on the image to enlarge.) We have now

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The Aftermath: Tropical Storm Gustav – 2008

This was the front page of The Gleaner on August 30, 2008, two days after Tropical Storm Gustav dumped heavy rains on the eastern parishes of Jamaica, killing 15 people and causing major flooding, leaving several communities in shambles. (Click on the

The Aftermath: Hurricane Ivan – 2004

This was the front page of The Gleaner on September 13, 2014, two days after Hurricane Ivan passed south of Jamaica, leaving a trail of havoc in its wake. (Click on the image to enlarge.) We have now officially entered

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Hurricane Preparedness Week – 9 Facts About Hurricanes

Countries on this side of the world have been dealing with tropical storms and hurricanes for centuries, with perhaps the first report coming from Christopher Columbus, who encountered one near the isle of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1495. Here are

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Hurricane Preparedness Week – The Costliest Storm In Jamaica’s History

Hurricane Ivan (2004) did extensive damage to Jamaica’s infrastructure, even though it didn’t make direct contact. Here is a breakdown of the costs, using statistics from the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ). Read more Hurricanes And The IMF That Day

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