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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 Matthew 2016

On 27 September 2016, an area of inclement weather in the Atlantic Ocean began to gather speed, reaching speeds of 60 mph (96 km/h); by 11:00am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) that same day, authorities in St Lucia issued a Tropical Storm Warning as the system had been upgraded to Tropical Storm Matthew, and it was expected to impact the island. Within hours of the warning, residents began to experience heavy rainfall and strong winds of up to 60 mph or higher associated with the approaching storm.