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Bull Bay: A Town Ravaged by Nature

Students of Wolmer’s Girls School


Geographic focus: Jamaica / Bull Bay

Date completed: 2005

Each year, flooding in Jamaica destroys crops, damages infrastructure and causes injury and loss of life. Students from the Wolmer’s Girls School created a hazard map based upon a risk analysis of areas prone to severe flooding. They recommended that the government employ hazard risk maps, much like the one they created. They also proposed reforestation of certain hillside areas with steep slopes.

Topics / keywords: Floods; Natural Disasters

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