You will be happy to know that Jamaica is nowhere near the top of the list in the Caribbean. 4", "Cayman Islands Update â€” Hurricane Dean", "Cayman Islands: UK Naval ships prepare to assist with hurricane relief effort", "Tropical Cyclone Report: Hurricane Dean", "Situation Report 7 - Hurricane Dean - 24 August 2007", "Hurricane Dean Public Advisory Twenty Three", "Dominican Republic feels effects of Hurricane Dean", "Hurricane Dean OCHA Situation Report No. The strong wave activity on the southern coastline attracted a crowd of onlookers and a 16-year-old boy was swept out to sea and drowned as he watched 16-foot (4.8 m) swells break over a road in Santo Domingo. 3 The Research Design used for this study was a Small Scale Descriptive Case Studies one. 3", "Jamaica: USAID hands over emergency relief supplies", "Latin America and the Caribbean â€“ Hurricane Season 2007 Fact Sheet #3 (FY 2007)", "Cayman Islands imposes curfew as Hurricane Dean swipes Jamaica", "Jamaica: Post-Hurricane Dean clean-up activities continues", "AIR: Dean Jamaica Losses will not Exceed $1.5 Billion", "Hurricane insurance excludes rain damage", "Se aleja huracán "Dean" de Puerto Rico sin causar daños", "Hurricane Dean in the Caribbean: Situation Report 20 Aug 2007", "Haiti's Development Needs and a Statistical Overview of Conditions of Poverty", "Life Resumes in Haiti After Hurricane Dean", "Hurricane Dean aftermath: WFP assisting over 10,000 victims in Jamaica and Belize", "IDB approves US$200,000 grant for relief efforts in Jamaica", "Jamaica: Chinese Red Cross donates US$30,000 for hurricane relief", "Jamaica: $225 million in emergency aid for agricultural sector", "Jamaica: NHT establishes $500 million loan fund for emergency repairs", "Pollster's diary: virtual motion picture of campaign 2007", "Hurricane Pursues Destructive Caribbean Route, Threatens Central American Coast", "Opposition party wins Jamaican election: officials", "Banana Industry to be Fully Recovered by the End of Summer", Hurricane Dean is upgraded to a Category 2 storm, Hurricane Dean forecasted to become "catastrophic" Category 5 storm, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Effects_of_Hurricane_Dean_in_the_Greater_Antilles&oldid=985154143, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 October 2020, at 08:32. In the Cayman Islands, rain flooded roads and there were high waves along the coast, but no deaths or serious injuries were reported. [51], Hurricane Dean affected 248 roads: 10 were blocked in the Kingston metropolitan region,[52] 14 sections were blocked in St. Andrew, 43 were blocked in St. Catherine, 8 were blocked in the Western Region (Saint James, Hanover, Westmoreland, and Trelawny), and 110 were blocked in the Northeast region. The North-West Caribbean Donor Group also met to consider what action might it might undertake in Dean's aftermath. [20], On August 17 a tropical storm watch was issued for Cuba between the provinces of Camagüey and Guantánamo. 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. The country's high crime rate led islanders to fear for their belongings should they abandon their homes. JA$100 million was immediately allocated to the purchase of fertilizers, JA$25 million to the Blue Mountain coffee farmers, and the Agriculture Ministry's JA$50 million fruit tree programme was accelerated. [36] Six deaths were attributed to the effects of the hurricane. [3] Workers from World Vision, already on the island for unrelated humanitarian work, pre-positioned food, clean water, medicines and emergency generators in the southern provinces where hurricane warnings had been issued. [68] She and her party ultimately did lose the election, although Dean's light damage was not thought to have been a major factor. [40] On Gonâve Island, thousands of people lost power and some took shelter in schools and churches. [4] As the storm approached, 1,580 of the island's most vulnerable residents were evacuated to shelters. [14], At 1500 UTC on August 18 a hurricane watch was issued for the Cayman Islands[13] and the Emergency Operations Centre was activated. [11] The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA), which was already responding to Hurricane Dean's impact in the Lesser Antilles, contacted the Jamaican Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management to confirm technical and logistics support, and to notify the Jamaican government that utilities teams had been placed on standby should they be needed. In contrast Jamaica is about to receive the onslaught of Hurricane Dean termed the strongest since 1950, not even as strong as Hurricane Gilbert. [61] On August 22, three days after the hurricane struck the island, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) sent US$398,000 of emergency supplies to Jamaica's Norman Manley International Airport. A friend of mine is a meteorologist. [50] A third Jamaican was killed when he was struck by flying debris during the height of the storm. NEW YORK, USA, 20 August 2007 – UNICEF and other UN and humanitarian agencies took action to help the authorities respond to the emergency needs of children and families in Jamaica as Hurricane Dean, a dangerous Category 4 storm, battered the southern coast of … Thank you. Hurricane Dean leaves Jamaica, heads for Yucatan Hurricane Dean skirted the South Coast of Jamaica Sunday and early Monday, prompting a state of emergency [8] More than 350,000 people were evacuated by the Civil Defense in the coastal provinces,[5][23] and the government in Havana suspended all tourist programs ahead of the storm. It brushed the island of Jamaica as a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale before striking Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula at Category 5 strength. On top of that, Jamaica will be on the bad side of the storm (meaning where the winds are felt the worse). Hurricane assistance was then compounded by the country's standard humanitarian assistance programs[31] and became indistinct from the country's continued poverty crisis. Hurricane Dean is set to hit Jamaica early today after pummelling Haiti with heavy rain and gale-force winds. The victims were fishing along with three others that managed to swim ashore, and were believed to have ignored warnings issued by civil defense authorities. Hurricane Dean passed south of Jamaica on the evening of August 19 [26] and began to intensify again that night. With the help of JA$1.1 billion of aid from the EU's Banana Support Programme, thousands of acres were replanted. [35] The moderate winds and heavy rains did not damage the agriculture sector as they did elsewhere in the Caribbean. Tell us your memories of Hurricane Dean? [8] More than 1,000 people were evacuated from low-lying areas[5] and workers from World Vision again pre-positioned relief supplies. Three were killed in Jamaica, which also suffered US$310 million of damage—the heaviest in the Caribbean. It did not have severe or lasting effects on infrastructure, and the non-agricultural sectors of economies throughout the Greater Antilles recovered quickly. In Jamaica, the storm uprooted trees, flooded streets and tore the roofs off many homes. [19] At 0300 UTC August 17 this advisory was upgraded to a tropical storm warning. [44] Hurricanes typically pose significant hazards to potable water in Haiti,[31] but Hurricane Dean produced only a modest 2.06 inches (52 mm) of rainfall. By logging into your account, you agree to our Privacy Policy, personal data processing and storage practices as described therein. [9] This was upgraded on the afternoon of August 18 to a tropical storm warning. [24] Twelve hours later, as Hurricane Dean continued to track west towards the islands, the hurricane watch was upgraded to a hurricane warning. The World Food Program prepared food stock in nearby Haiti, ready to move them to Jamaica if they were needed,[15] although damage to their airport ultimately prevented their distribution. For now, all … [45] As such, the storm caused no major problems with water and sanitation,[42] except in the town of Bainet, where the temperamental water system was compromised. Banana chips were the first products ready for export at the beginning of the summer, with fresh banana production following shortly thereafter as the agricultural industry returned to normal. National governments, domestic non-governmental organizations, and international aid agencies established hundreds of shelters, evacuated hundreds of thousands of people, raised millions of dollars of resources, and rallied thousands of rescue workers as the powerful hurricane churned through the Caribbean. The effects of Hurricane Dean in the Greater Antilles were spread over six countries and included 20 deaths. Additionally, it made the third most intense Atlantic hurricane landfall. In some respects, official figures suggest that lessons learnt from Hurricane Ivan have influenced responses to subsequent hurricanes. These supplies included mattresses, blankets, plastic sheeting, hygiene kits and water containers. Dean is expected to hit Jamaica on Sunday as a Category 4. Thousands of tourists caught early flights out of Cancun. Dean, now a category four hurricane, could soon become a … [1] Later that day the tropical storm watch was upgraded to a tropical storm warning. Originally published 31 Oct 2007 Between 17 and 21 August 2007, Hurricane Dean moved across Caribbean islands, causing major damage. Stock Photos from Photos.com, iStockPhotos.com, 123rf. [28] A concentric eyewall was briefly observed again on the morning of August 20, but did not last long. Cancun, a Mexican resort town on the Gulf of Mexico, was also in danger. Hurricane Dean continues to rip through the Caribbean, with heavy wind and rain storms hitting many of the islands. [15], More than 1,000 schools and churches were converted to emergency shelters, but residents only occupied 47 of them before the storm's arrival. Hurricane Dean was the strongest tropical cyclone of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season. Many residents ignored the call, however, while tourists holed up in resorts with hurricane-proof walls. On the evening August August 19th, 2007 Hurricane Dean passed south of Jamaica. [18], At 2100 UTC August 16, 2007 a tropical storm watch was issued for Puerto Rico. [21] At 0300 UTC August 19 a tropical storm watch was issued for portions of central Cuba: Ciego de Ávila, Sancti Spíritus, Cienfuegos, Matanzas, and Isla de la Juventud. The National Housing Trust also made JA$200 million available to the Hurricane Relief Fund. The Cape Verde-type hurricane tracked steadily westward into the Caribbean, where it rapidly intensified. Hurricane Dean in 2007 and Hurricane Ivan in 2004 never made landfall in Jamaica, but both brushed by the island and did a significant amount of damage regardless. [32] The storm's winds, rains, and storm surge endangered life and property throughout the island chain. [8] Political parties in the island suspended their campaigning for the August 27 national elections to allow residents to prepare for the storm. Less than 5,000 people are believed to be in shelters. Hurricane Dean passed just south of the Greater Antilles from August 17 to August 21. [57] The hurricane's outer bands swept over Cuba between August 19 and August 21, bringing heavy rain and high seas, but sparing the island its damaging winds. [18], Agriculture damage was widespread. Regarding Cancun, your friends should know by tomorrow morning whether it's going that way for sure. Even though the eye didn’t make contact, Hurricane Ivan (2004) was the costliest storm in Jamaica’s history, doing extensive damage to the nation’s infrastructure. [69][70], By the end of the summer of 2008, banana production in Jamaica was returning to pre-Dean levels. [31] Another four were injured in a sailboat after disregarding warnings to stay in port. [67] Opponents accused Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller of unnecessarily extending the state of emergency (and related curfews) to maintain her political control[67] as predictions at the time suggested that she and her party would be ousted by the opposition. [14] The roof of the Hopital St. Michel in Jacmel, damaged before the storm, leaked significantly leading to water damage[41] in the operating room. On the evening August August 19th, 2007 Hurricane Dean passed south of Jamaica. This five-member team of disaster management experts was equipped with satellite communication systems to provide video-teleconferencing and help make real-time assessments of any damage. Hurricane Dean hit Jamaica, just south of Cuba. Hurricane Dean was the strongest tropical cyclone of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season.It was also the strongest Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Wilma of 2005.Also, it made the third strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall. [71], Hurricane Dean south of Hispaniola on August 18, Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency, Hurricane Dean's impact in the Lesser Antilles, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination, United States Agency for International Development, "Hurricane Dean Public Advisory Seventeen", "Hurricane Dean Intermediate Advisory Nineteen A", "As hurricane looms over Caribbean, relief teams prepare: World Vision positioning relief supplies for immediate response when storm hits Hispaniola", "Monster hurricane bears down on Jamaica", "Hurricane Dean Gains Caribbean Strength", "Hurricane Dean Public Advisory Nineteen", "Hurricane Dean Public Advisory Twenty Two", "Hurricane Dean OCHA Situation Report No. Destruction in Jamaica Before hitting Mexico, the hurricane passed just south of Jamaica on 19 August. Hurricane Dean was the strongest tropical cyclone of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season. Strengthening again as it passed the islands, Dean regained Category 5 strength off … [42] Two people were killed in Tiburon and Moron, towns in the south and southeast of the island, respectively. The bill from Hurricane Dean, which was not our worst hurricane, was US$329.24 million. The last hurricane to truly devastate Jamaica was Hurricane Gilbert in 1988, which was one of the worst disasters to fall upon the country in recent history and the most severe storm to make landfall on the island since Hurricane Charlie in 1951. The government provided tarpaulins, 10,000 of which were shipped in after the storm, free of charge to patch houses with damaged roofs. Dean approaching the Yucatan as a Category 5 https://archive.is/20131014011913/img156.imageshack.us/img156/1434/dean2xp9.jpg FormationAugust 13, 2007 Dissipation August 23, 2007 Highest winds 175 mph Lowest pressure 905 mbar Deaths 32 direct, 12 indirect Damages $1.5 billion (2007 USD) Areas affectedWindward Islands, Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragu… Privacy Policy & Terms of use. [59][60], The World Food Program immediately placed 5,500 Jamaicans on complementary food assistance, a daily ration of 1900 kJ (450 kcal) of High Energy Biscuits, for two weeks. [5] Several hundred homes were destroyed due to the resulting landslides. HURRICANE Dean has unleashed the full force of its 230km/h winds on Jamaica after leaving a trail of destruction in the Caribbean where it killed at least five people. The most severe damage there was to the agricultural sector; nearly the entire banana crop was destroyed. [6] This advisory was upgraded the next morning to a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch,[2] and that night was further upgraded to a hurricane warning. Impact of Hurricane Dean on Jamaica”, September 2007. [22] Had it been necessary, soldiers and emergency officials were prepared to convert schools and other government buildings into temporary shelters. [64] She also announced that the National Housing Trust had established a JA$500 million programme to provide loans at 6% per annum for emergency repairs. 5", "Thousands in need of humanitarian assistance after Hurricane Dean", "Dean blasts Jamaica; Cayman Islands get ready", "Hurricane Dean caused 6 deaths in Dominican Republic", "Tourists in Caribbean jam airports to escape Hurricane Dean", "Hurricane Dean batters Dominican Republic with rain", "Hurricane Dean in the Caribbean: Situation Report 19 Aug 2007", "Hurricane Dean OCHA Situation Report No. [10] The Jamaican government finalized evacuation plans, which included converting the country's national arena into a shelter and relocating inmates from two maximum security prisons. [49] Two-thirds of the homes in the southeastern parishes of Clarendon, St. Catherine, and Kingston/St. Join our newsletter to get the latest articles, news, & videos. [63], On August 24 Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller announced that her government would provide JA$225 million in emergency assistance to the country's agriculture sector, especially the parishes of Portland, Clarendon, St. Thomas, Manchester, St. Catherine and St. Elizabeth. [46] In Kingston, buildings collapsed[47] and houses had their roofing torn off by the strong winds, which felled trees and lampposts. Hurricane Dean made landfall in Jamaica as a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday, 19 August, and on Monday morning, a PAHO/WHO team began an initial assessment of the storm’s effects. [46] Over 1,500 roofs were lost, primarily to the hurricane-force winds. [48] 3,127 houses were heavily damaged, 1,582 of which were left totally uninhabitable. Such a study describes in-depth, the characteristics of a limited number of 'cases'. Hurricane Dean was the strongest tropical cyclone of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season.It was the most intense North Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Wilma of 2005, tying for eighth overall.Additionally, it made the fourth most intense Atlantic hurricane landfall.A Cape Verde hurricane that formed on August 13, 2007, Dean took a west-northwest path from the eastern Atlantic Ocean … [16][17] UNICEF prepared 4 emergency health kits and 1,000 water containers and Copa Airlines agreed to fly the supplies to Jamaica on its scheduled August 22 flight, if possible. There were localized power outages and the water supply was shut off briefly, but the rest of the island's infrastructure was unaffected. How does Jamaica compare to other islands in terms of risk for tropical storms and hurricanes of any strength? Six people were killed in the Dominican Republic and another fourteen in Haiti. For instance public utility companies such as Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) … Strengthening again as it passed the islands, Dean regained Category 5 strength off the eastern tip of Cuba before making landfall in Mexico. [26][27] On August 19, nineteen schools and civic centers were converted to shelters: fifteen on Grand Cayman, three on Cayman Brac, and, despite the mandatory evacuation order in effect, one on Little Cayman. [2] This was further upgraded that night with a hurricane warning from Barahona to the Haitian border. In this instance the cases were several communities located in 7 parishes along the southern belt of Jamaica - the unit of analysis. Efforts are ongoing, but the following information is available: The most affected Parishes are St. Thomas and Clarendon. [55][56], Rain from Hurricane Dean closed several roads throughout Puerto Rico and there was heavy surf along the island's coast, but no deaths or injuries were reported. 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