Assessment of the Socio-Economic and Environmental Impact of Hurricanes Dennis and Emily on Jamaica

Assessment of the Socio-Economic and Environmental Impact of Hurricanes Dennis and Emily on Jamaica

This report was prepared following the passage of Hurricanes Dennis and Emily and builds on preliminary estimates. Assessment of the impacts of both hurricanes in Jamaica was combined due to the short period between the occurrences of the two events. The report is divided into 6 sections. Section I provides a description of the meteorological conditions associated with the two events and communities and population affected. Sections II-V analyse the social sectors – health, education and housing; the productive sectors - agriculture, mining, tourism and manufacturing; infrastructure – water supply/sanitation, transport/road/bridges, telecommunications, and airports; and the environmental impact respectively. Section VI provides a summary of the cost of damage and losses; and an analysis of the macroeconomic impact of the hurricanes.

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