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Jamaica : Heavy rain, Flood : 2002/05/26
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Duration 2002/05/26
Country
   or
District
Jamaica
Name Heavy rain, Flood
Outline Heavy rains pummeled Jamaica for a fifth straight day on Sunday, causing landslides and flash floods and forcing hundreds of people to take refuge in makeshift state shelters or other family members' homes.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Reuters AlertNet 2002/06/04
Dead: 11 people
Homeless: nearly 700 poeple
The $23 million estimate included damage to roads, bridges, buildings, water supplies and public health facilities.

Damage toll from flooding and landslides caused by recent heavy rains could surpass $42 million (J$2 billion).
Reuters 2002/05/27
Dead: at least 26 persons
(Jamaica and Haiti)

103 families were in shelters.

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