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On this day in Jamaican History: Hurricane Gilbert Jamaica

 

Hurricane Gilbert damage in Jamaica - Photo Courtesy of Hubimage.com

Hurricane Gilbert damage in Jamaica – Photo Courtesy of Hubimage.com

On this day in Jamaican History: One September 12, 1988 Hurricane Gilbert Jamaica as a Category 4 storm. About 45 people died. Gilbert was the most severe hurricane to hit Jamaica since Hurricane Charlie in 1951. The storm left $4 billion (1988 USD) in damage.

Hurricane Gilbert 1988 map

Hurricane Gilbert 1988 map

 

 

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