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Jamaica: Flood: 2002/05/26 Country Information on DRR

Period 2002/05/26
Country or District Jamaica
Event Type 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.
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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Reuters AlertNet 2002/06/04
Jamaica flood damages could top $42 million

yahoo!news 2002/05/30
Death toll in Jamaica flooding rises to seven, at least 250 still in shelters

Reuters 2002/05/27
At least 26 people died in Jamaica and Haiti in flooding and landslides.

OCHA Situation Report No. 1
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CNN news 2002/05/26
Heavy rains and floods hit Jamaica

yahoo!news 2002/05/26
Heavy Rains and flash floods force hundreds to evacuate homes in Jamaica