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Location: Barbados

Cause: ?

Source:

Farnum, F.C., and Narayan, K. 2004. “Personal communication, May20th.” Chief Hydrologist and Hydrologist.  Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology: Bridgetown, Barbados.   

Flood

Date: August 3, 1995

Location: Barbados

Cause: ? (probably a tropical system)

Source: Farnum, F.C., and Narayan, K. 2004. “Personal communication, May20th.” Chief Hydrologist and Hydrologist.  Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology: Bridgetown, Barbados.  

AltSource:

Jackson, E. 1995. “Shocking: Arthur declares Weston a disaster area.” Barbados Advocate. Bridgetown: Barbados. August 4. pp. 2.

AltSource:

Staff. 1995. “Rains take Bajans by storm.” Barbados Advocate. Bridgetown: Barbados. August 4. pp. 6-7.

AltSource:

Staff. 1995. “’Help fellow citizens.’” Barbados Advocate. Bridgetown: Barbados. August 4. pp. 8.

AltSource:

Staff. 1995. “’Twas total chaos as the rains came pouring down” Barbados Advocate. Bridgetown: Barbados. August 5. pp. 7.

AltSource:

Dear , K. 1995. “In mourning” Barbados Advocate. Bridgetown: Barbados. August 6. pp. 6.

Flood

Date: October, 1998

Location: Barbados

Cause:

Source:

Pelling, M. 2003. The vulnerability of cities: natural disasters and social               resilience. Earthscan Publications LTD.: London. Pp 212.

Fire:

Source:

Personal Communication. 2004. Chief Fire Officer. Bridgetown: Barbados. February, 23.

Causes of Fires:

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prescribed cane fields burns out of control

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burning of garbage gets out of control

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arson

At Risk Materials:

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dry grasses on the North side of the island can burn all year round

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cane areas are burned seasonally (every 6 months)

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dry grass around airport burns all year

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oils fields in the south central part of the island are also a concern

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