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close this bookDisaster Reports Number 5: Hurricane Gilbert in Jamaica, September, 1988 (PAHO-OPS, 1988, 42 p.)
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Hurricane Gilbert in Jamaica
Number 5
September, 1988

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination Program

Disaster Reports is a publication of the Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination Program of the Pan American Health Organization. The reported events, activities and programs do not imply endorsement by PAHO/WHO, nor do the statements made necessarily represent the policy of the Organization.

The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the Pan American Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city, or area of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers' products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the Pan American Health Organization in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

This publication was made possible by the financial support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance of the U.S. Agency for International Development (OFDA/AID).

Photographs: Carlos Gaggero/PAHO