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2.
In. Ahmad, Rafi, ed. Natural hazards and hazard management in the greater Caribbean and Latin America : Proceedings of the second caribbean conference on natural hazards and disasters held in Kingston, Jamaica. Kingston, Jamaica. University of the West Indies. Unit for Disaster Studies, 1997. p.96-106, mapas, tab. (Publication, 3).
Monografia em Inglês | Desastres | ID: des-10736

RESUMO

Revisions to the earthquake loading provisions of the National Building Code of Jamaica 13, 1993, despide its modest magnitude, brought to the attention of the desing industry information regarding: Source fault location, bahaviour of non-structural elements notably infill walls, load bearing masonry reinforcemnet, and irregularity. The code changes proposed will include: A revised equivalent static lateral force procedure (SEAOC 1988 format), recommendations for irregularities of building, and revisions to the zone factor Z for different regions of Jamaica. This paper discusses the recommeded code changes and their expected applications. (AU)


Assuntos
Códigos de Obras , Terremotos , Engenharia , Jamaica
3.
In. Ahmad, Rafi, ed. Natural hazards and hazard management in the greater Caribbean and Latin America : Proceedings of the second caribbean conference on natural hazards and disasters held in Kingston, Jamaica. Kingston, Jamaica. University of the West Indies. Unit for Disaster Studies, 1997. p.112-23, mapas, tab. (Publication, 3).
Monografia em Inglês | Desastres | ID: des-10737

RESUMO

Landslides are verry common on Jamaican roads, and the consequences of these slides are costly. We have corried out a rapid assessment of landslides hazard alone the Guinea Corn to Corner Shop Road, via Johns Hall in Central jamaican identify road sections where bio-engineering may be used for the effective road maintenance. This road is subject to recurrent landslide activity and flooding following every significant rainfall event in the Mahoe River watershed. The existing vegetation types along the road have been described in term of their fuction in arresting slope movements and the protective cover they offer against infiltration. In areas where vegetation cover is inadequate or instability observed, recommendations are made as to vegetation types and techniques which may be implemented for slope stabilization. Many of the initiatives currently practiced by local population alrealy make a positive contribution to road-side stabilization. This research programme has been initiated in jamaica jointly by Natural Resoreces Institute (UK) and Departments og Geography and Geology, and Life Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona. (AU)


Assuntos
Deslizamentos de Terra , Biologia do Solo , Engenharia , Estabilização , Jamaica , Geografia , Geologia
5.
s.l; OAS. Caribbean Disaster Mitigation Project; Apr. 1995. 13 p. ilus, tab.
Monografia em Inglês | Desastres | ID: des-10240
6.
In. Colombia. Sistema Nacional para la Prevención y Atención de Desastres. Memorias. Bogotá, Colombia. Dirección Nacional para la Prevención y Atención de Desastres, mar. 1994. p.1-7 (B-11).
Monografia em Inglês | Desastres | ID: des-5102

RESUMO

This paper examines the housing reconstruction efforts which followed Hurricanes Gilbert (Jamaica, September 1988) and Joan (Nicaragua, October 1988). Distinct technical, social, institutional, and political factors affected the reconstruction of housing in each case. Nevertheless, in neither case was the reconstructed housing more disaster-resistant than its predecessors. The paper argues that the reconstruction period was an ideal time to implement disaster-mitigating building techniques, and that householders and builders would have been willing to use them if they had the necessary technical information. It examines the roles which were played by NGO's, government and international agencies in disseminating technical information to the practitioners who actually reconstructed the majority of the buildings. It concludes that better cooperation between these institutions will reduce future disasters by enabling local builders to build safer houses (AU)


Assuntos
Habitação , Reconstrução Pós-Desastre , Tempestades Ciclônicas , Jamaica , Nicarágua , Políticas Públicas de Saúde , 23932
8.
Disasters Management ; 6(4): 213-4, 1994.
Artigo em Inglês | Desastres | ID: des-11370

RESUMO

This study uses the data of donor expenditures in the shelter sector from 20 major disasters from the period of 1970 to 1990. It breaks down donor expenditures by shelter sector category, disaster type and phase of expenditure. The major donor organisations represented in this study are the Agency International Development (AID) the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. AID supplied the majority of the data. The article focuses on the 1988 Hurricane Gilbert in Jamaica where over 55 million dollar was donated for rehabilitation of the shelter sector (AU)


Assuntos
Tempestades Ciclônicas , Cooperação Internacional , Obtenção de Fundos , Campos de Refugiados , Inseminação Artificial Heteróloga , Jamaica , Reconstrução Pós-Desastre , Recuperação Pós-Desastres , Custos e Análise de Custo
9.
In. Trinidad y Tobago. University of the West Indies. Seismic Research Unit. Proccedings of the Caribbean Conference on Natural Hazards : Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Windstorms, Floods. St. Augustine, Trinidad y Tobago. University of the West Indies. Seismic Research Unit, Oct.1993. p.65-76, ilus, mapas.
Monografia em Inglês | Desastres | ID: des-5978

RESUMO

On January 13, 1993, an earthquake of duration magnitude 5.4 and maximum Modified Mercalli Intensity VII occurred in Eastern Jamaica. The hypocentre was 15 km underneath the rural community of Woodford, in the southern Wagwater Belt. The latter is a fault-bounded, narrow, uplifted, northwest trending trough, separating the Liguanea Plains to the south, from the Blue Mountains to the northeast. The seismic activity of the Wagwater Belt was known fron the numerous small earthquakes recorded by the Jamaica Network of Seismograph Stations over the past thirty years. However, the January 13 earthquake was the first earthquake of this size confirmed as having originsted in the Belt. Hence, it was also seen as the first indication that the Wagwater Belt may be a source zone for larger Jamaican earthquakes.(AU)


Assuntos
Terremotos , Avaliação de Danos , Medição de Risco , Jamaica
10.
In. Nemec, J; Nigg, Joanne M; Siccardi, F. Prediction and perception of natural hazards : Proceedings symposium. s.l, Holanda. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993. p.13-21, ilus, tab. (Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, 2).
Monografia em Inglês | Desastres | ID: des-4683
13.
Washington, D.C; Partners of the Americas;<The> American Society for Industrial Security; 1992. <50> p.
Monografia em Inglês | Desastres | ID: des-5921
14.
In. Ahmad, Rafi, ed. Natural hazards in the Caribbean. Kingston, Geological Society of Jamaica, 1992. p.34-53, ilus, Tab. (Journal of the Geological Society of Jamaica, Special Issue No.12).
Monografia em Inglês | Desastres | ID: des-6145

RESUMO

This study provides data pertinent to the mitigation of landslide hazard along roads. Avoidance, land-use regulations, debris source-area stabilization, debris flow control, and public education are the mitigation strategies recommended.(AU)


Assuntos
Deslizamentos de Terra , Tempestades Ciclônicas , Jamaica , Prevenção e Mitigação , Dorso , Avaliação de Danos
15.
In. Ahmad, Rafi, ed. Natural hazards in the Caribbean. Kingston, Geological Society of Jamaica, 1992. p.57-65, ilus. (Journal of the Geological Society of Jamaica, Special Issue No.12).
Monografia em Inglês | Desastres | ID: des-6146

RESUMO

The Cane River and Rio Minho watersheds are currently undergoing intense environmental degradation, mainly due to uncontrolled burning and deforestation. The classic, diagnostically recognizable effects upon land surface climatology, hydrological regime, and channel geomorphology are increasingly evident. Comparison with some watersheds of similar macroclimate and geomorphology in Haiti and India suggest that those in Jamaica, while fairly advanced, are not yet so seriously degraded as in those countries, but will soon be irreversibly modofied unless urgent remedial action is taken.(AU)


Assuntos
Conservação dos Recursos Naturais , Meio Ambiente , Efeitos da Contaminação da Água , Jamaica , Erosão , Efeitos da Contaminação da Água , Rios
16.
In. Ahmad, Rafi, ed. Natural hazards in the Caribbean. Mona, Kingston, Geological Society of Jamaica, 1992. p.77-81, ilus. (Journal of the Geological Society of Jamaica, Special Issue No.12).
Monografia em Inglês | Desastres | ID: des-6148

RESUMO

As part of the Flood Plain mapping Project, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and the project's other technical agencies are installing an automated flood warning system in the Rio Cobre basin. The system will consist of automatic recording rainfall and atreamflow gauges designed to transmit data on a real-time basis to a base station equipped with a microcomputer which will decode and analyze the data and issue a warning when a critical rainfall level is reached. Application of advanced hydro-meteorological forecasting techniques is expected to provide timely and reliable warning of impeding flood events. The proposed site of the base station is the Office of the National Meteorological Service, which is to be manned on a 24-hour basis. Installation of this system will be accompanied by a public education programme in the communities at risk in the basin.(AU)


Assuntos
Alerta em Desastres , Sistemas de Informação , Inundações , Jamaica , Prevenção e Mitigação , Estratégias Locais
17.
In. Ahmad, Rafi, ed. Natural hazards in the Caribbean. Mona, Kingston, Geological Society of Jamaica, 1992. p.82-7, ilus. (Journal of the Geological Society of Jamaica, Special Issue No.12).
Monografia em Inglês | Desastres | ID: des-6149

RESUMO

The Community Flood Warning System has been designed in order to issue flood warnings to the communities threatened by flood events. The basic idea is that the system should be operated by the community itself using very simple procedures. The lower Rio Cobre was selected as a pilot area for developing this system. The river stage and the occurrence time of floods at Caymanas Bridge near Caymanas Estate are predicted based on rainfall information (either forecasted of observed) and the observed upstream river stage. Simple forecasting diagrams have been developed so the forecasters can easily predict the occurrence of a flood. The development of the system is one of the activities of the Flood Plain Mapping Project, sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme ans executed by the World Metereological Organization in cooperation with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and other Jamaican government agencies.(AU)


Assuntos
Alerta em Desastres , Sistemas de Informação , Inundações , Jamaica , Projetos Piloto , Planejamento em Desastres , Estratégias Locais
18.
Washington, D.C; World Bank; Jun. 1990. 13 p.
Não convencional em Inglês | Desastres | ID: des-251
19.
Kingston; National Food and Nutrition Co-ordinating Committee of Jamaica (NFNCCJ); May 1990. 71 p. ilus.
Monografia em Inglês | Desastres | ID: des-590
20.
Não convencional em Inglês | Desastres | ID: des-2254
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