Natural disaters belonging to Hurricane category

Hurricane Irene 2011

Hurricane Irene began as only a Category 1 hurricane with maximum winds of 90 mph blew off some roofs and power lines through the Turks and Caicos Islands on late Tuesday. District commissioner for South Caicos island said, “It’s not as bad as I thought it would have been, so I am thankful for that. No death or injuries have been reported, the main concern now is that heavy rains could lead to flooding.” Following the storm there were no initial reports of injuries or major damage.

Hurricane Hanna and Hurricane Ike 2008

The Turks and Caicos Islands suffered the effects of being in the path of two meteorological systems within a very short space of time. First, Tropical Storm Hanna hit the island over an extended number of days from Sunday 31 August to Wednesday 3 September 2008. The path of this system was erratic and it effectively circled the chain of islands for the period reported, bringing torrential rainfall and resulting in major flooding in many of the communities of these islands.