Overall Green alert Flood
in Jamaica

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This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1101070
Death: 0
Displaced: 10400
Countries: Jamaica
From - To 26 Aug - 28 Aug

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Tropical Cyclone Ida, Caribbean, August 2021Tropical Cyclone Ida formed over the Caribbean Sea on 26 August 2021 moving north-west towards Cuba, passing close to the Cayman Islands and Jamaica. Teams from the National Works Agency (NWA) in Jamaica reported flooding, landslides and rock fall in the parishes of St. Thomas, St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon and St. Elizabeth from 26 August 2021. Police warned people to avoid Cave Valley in St. Ann where flooding was more severe and had blocked roads. Hurricane Ida made landfall on the south coast of the province of Pinar del Rio in western Cuba, 27 August. Strong winds downed trees and power lines. Power was cut in many areas and 10,400 people were evacuated in the province of Pinar del Rio. Ida made landfall in Louisiana on 29 August. Storm surge flooded coastal areas in the southeastern parts of the state in particular Grand Isle. Strong wind caused power outages across affected areas including New Orleans, and one fatality in Prairieville.Mon 30 Aug 2021FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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