Gendered Information

  • Hurricane Dean 2007

    From the data collected, it is possible to ascertain that the major damage caused by Dean
    was inflicted on the agricultural sector. In that regard it is not surprising that the most significant
    group of persons affected by the hurricane would be farmers. As a consequence of Hurricane
    Dean, one person, a farmer, rescuing his cow from a flooded river, lost his life. Preliminary data
    from the Agricultural Census, 2007, is presented in table 2.

  • Tropical Storm Nicole 2010

    Data on the directly affected population was generally not provided by gender. However, in terms of death and injuries, males fared worse than females. Males accounted for 75% of mortality and 74% of the injured. It is known that males account for the majority of farmers and would account for the majority of the approximately 17,000 domestic crop farmers and 1700 livestock farmers whose property crops and livestock were damaged.

  • Tropical Storm Gustav 2008

    Twenty persons reportedly lost their lives as a result of the storm, ten of whom have been have been confirmed, 3 females and 7 males (Table 1.7). Among those who died were four persons who drowned in Kintyre and Lawrence Tavern when their houses collapsed into the Hope River in St. Andrew; four persons who were swept away in a vehicle in Bull Bay, St. Andrew and three children from the Mustard Seed community who died from trauma. One man reportedly suffering from asthma who was unable to get medical attention, collapsed near the Hope River Bridge and was later pronounced dead.

  • Hurricane Dennis and Hurricane Emily 2005

    Seven persons lost their lives as a direct result of the hurricanes, 6 in St. Elizabeth and 1
    in St. Thomas. The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported that a 35-year-old male drowned
    due to flooding caused by Dennis in Georgia, St. Thomas while in St. Elizabeth 5 persons
    drowned in a freak accident due to flooding and one was electrocuted by lightening. The
    casualties in St. Elizabeth comprised 4 adults aged 20-35 years, one of whom was a
    female and two children aged 4 years and 5 months, respectively.