November 30, 2023 marks the end of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. The season normally runs from June 1 to November 30 each year.
Overall, the 2023 season saw 21 storms – 20 named and a rare unnamed January cyclone. There were 7 hurricanes – three of which became major hurricanes, including Hurricane Idalia, which struck Florida. The 2023 hurricane season has been ranked the 4th most-active season since 1950.
Jamaica recently experienced the passage of a tropical system in mid-November which resulted a downpour of heavy rainfall that caused major flooding and landslides in several parishes across the island as shown in the map.
As two of the primary natural hazards that impact Jamaica on an annual basis, these events take on added significance during the ongoing Atlantic Hurricane Season. The Natural Hazards Atlas of Jamaica by Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr & Mr. Rafi Ahmad provides an account of historical hazards in Jamaica and is closely linked to MGI’s Online Natural Hazards Map. MGI’s Online Natural Hazards Map of Jamaica is a powerful tool designed to provide valuable insights into the historical occurrences of floods and landslides in the region.
This web map represents a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to public service and the betterment of Jamaica’s communities. We invite you to explore MGI’s Online Natural Hazards Map of Jamaica to keep up-to-date on the latest hazards impacting Jamaica.
View our Interactive Online Natural Hazards Map of Jamaica. It is free. https://hazards-map.monagis.com/
On Tuesday, the 9th of January 2024, SARTRAC team members met in Kingston, Jamaica: Professor Jadu Dash (University of Southampton), Dr. Abigail Uribe-Martinez (National Autonomous