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Natural and man-made hazards in the Cayman Islands

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Novelo-Casanova,DA (Author), Suarez,Gerardo (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Nov 2010
Published:
Germany: Springer-Verlag
ISBN:
0921-030
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Earth Sciences, Natural disasters, Environment policy, Oceans and estuaries, Man-made hazards
Notes:
Analyzes the various natural and man-made hazards that may affect the Cayman Islands and determine the level of exposure of Grand Cayman to these events. The magnitude, frequency, and probability of occurrence of the natural and man-made hazards that may potentially affect the islands are identified and ranked. The more important natural hazard to which the Cayman Islands are exposed is clearly hurricanes. To a lesser degree, the islands may be occasionally exposed to earthquakes and tsunamis. Explosions or leaks of the Airport Texaco Fuel Depot and the fuel pipeline at Grand Cayman are the most significant man-made hazards.