Savanna la mar,Jamaica's history with tropical
(br)=brush (ts)=Tropical Storm
(bd)=Back Door,meaning coming from over land from opposite coast.Not all names
are noted,also storms before 1950 were not named.Not every stat on every storm
description is given.
within or near core 1879ts,1886,1887tsbr,1895br,1896br,1898tsbr,1903bd,1904ts,1906tsbr,1909ts,1910ts 1910br,1912,1915-2br,1916,1917br,1924tsbr,1928tsbr,1931ts,1932ts,1933,1933tsbr 1935br,1944bd,1948tsbr,1949ts,1950br,1951bd,1988bd,1994ts,2001br,2002ts,2002tsbr,2004,2007,2008tsbd 37
times in 142yrs end of 2013
Names from list above King,charlie,Allen,Gilbert,Gordon,Iris,Isidore ,Lili,Ivan,Dean,Gustav,
How often this area gets
affected? brushed or hit every 3.84 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to includes small hurricanes) (9h)once every 15.78 years
Statistically when this area should be affected
next 1 year overdue
by 2008 August 28th Tropical storm Gustav moves west over the island with 65mph winds.
This areas hurricane
past 1909 a hurricane dumped 8 ft of rain in Jamaica 1912 press
28.48 120mph winds very high tides kill 100,---20,000 homes destroyed in west Jamaica. 1933 in late october 120mph winds
press 29.00 10 killed 1950 hurricane King well to the west dumps over 25 inches of rain here causing major flooding on oct 16th 1951 hurricane charlie 100mph aug 18th 154 killed in jamaica,50,000 homeless. 1988 hurricane Gilbert hits with 115mph winds while
moving west hits direct from the east causing very heavy damage killing 23 in
jamaica. newspaper article | satelite photo .
2004 ,sept 11th hit by Hurricane Ivan with 155mph winds moving just to the south with Ivan having a wind field approx 85 miles out. Heavy damage in this area.
2007 Aug 19th Hurricane Dean passes approx 35 to 40 miles to the south while moving west with 145mph winds. Most of the damage reported are to the roofs of several houses, which were hit by very heavy winds and fallen trees. There are also minor damage to some roadways across the parish and many were made impassable due to several fallen trees and poles. Two of the parish's major markets, Savanna-la-Mar and Grange Hill, were severely damaged by heavy winds. Newspaper article
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