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close this bookDisaster Reports : The Effects of Hurricane David. 1979, on the Population of Dominica (PAHO)
close this folder3. Results
close this folder3.3. Socio-economic overview
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View the document3.3.1. Hurricane damage and reconstruction
View the document3.3.2. Perception of the effects of hurricane David

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The purpose of this section is to describe the social and economic background necessary for an understanding of the detailed medical findings. It seeks to provide a comprehensive account of the ways in which Hurricane David affected people's lives and thus to place the problems of health (sickness, injury and death) in their proper perspective. The effects of the hurricane on housing and cervices, on employment, on agriculture and on food supplies are considered in turn. Then, the people's own perceptions of the consequences of the disaster are described.