Preparing Jamaica for hurricane Dean, the Jamaican government uses buses to evacuate people from low lying areas.
Jamaica’s government urged people to flee low-lying and landslide-prone areas, buses were marshaled to transport evacuees and police and troops were put on alert.
Aside from the effect of displacing the coastal populations and its affect on the economy, the crops, which is their economy beyond tourism, are getting heavily damaged or destroyed.
Dean destroyed all of Martinique’s banana crop and 70 percent of its sugar cane. Around 80 percent of the banana plantations in nearby Guadeloupe were also destroyed, causing $161 million in losses there.