Tag: natural disaster

A Closer Look at All Jamaica’s States of Emergency

Did You Know? Since its Independence in 1962, Jamaica has had a total of six states of emergency. Here are some interesting facts you probably didn’t know about them: Since Independence, Jamaica has experienced a total of six states of

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Jamaica and the Caribbean’s Tsunami History

What are tsunamis? Tsunamis are a series of waves generated in the sea by sudden vertical displacements of a column of seawater. They come in all sizes from less than 1cm to tens of metres. An earthquake must have a magnitude of

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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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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 2, 2014

Disaster Waiting To Happen. Experts remain concerned that poor planning is likely to cause terrible tragedies if Jamaica is impacted by a major storm during the hurricane season… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Paying For Thieves – Electricity Crooks Add 10 Per Cent

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 27, 2013

Eastern Tragedy – PM Mourns With Caribbean Neighbours After Heavy Rains Take Lives. Prime Minister Portia Simpson has pledged Jamaica’s support to its neighbours in sections of the Eastern Caribbean, after heavy rains led to several deaths, flooding and destruction of

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