• 1954 October 5-18 Hurricane Hazel

    - Affected Portland, St. Thomas, parts of St. Mary, Kingston, St. Catherine and the midland sections right across the island. There were widespread rains in Eastern Jamaica and 32 deaths as a result of heavy rains and flooding
    - The sea invaded many towns and villages on the north coast and banana crops and more than 40% of coconut crops over the island were destroyed

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  • 1951 August 17- 18 Hurricane Charlie

    - Reports published in the media stated that the whole island was affected but the south coast was hit hardest
    - 154 confirmed dead (including 57 in St. Thomas & 54 in the Corporate area) and 2,000 injured; over 9000 were left homeless
    - There was considerable damage to shipping in the Kingston Harbour and five large vessels were driven ashore
    - Banana and other food crops were destroyed, coconut plantations and citrus groves perished

  • The Hurricane of Western Jamaica 1933

    The hurricane swept across the western parishes of the island on the 29th October 1933. The storm gained hurricane force winds of 80 to 100 miles per hour at many places, in its progress, either at sea, along the near southern coast regions of Southern Manchester, St. Elizabeth, and Westmoreland or when it traversed the country from a point to the immediate west of Sav.la.Mar, coursing in a north-easterly direction to the eastern border line of Hanover, near to the mouth of the Great River.

  • 1932 November 8

    - Government meteorologist J.F. Brennan (5-6) reported that banana crops were 70% destroyed
    - The northern side of the island where the banana cultivation was most extensive suffered significant loss due to continuous winds and waves
    - High waves also caused serious damage to piers and wharf buildings near to the sea front at Montego Bay, Morant Bay, Savanna- la- mar, Port Antonio among others
    - Mains roads, especially those along the sea front, were heavily damaged and repair cost was estimated at £50,000