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How the Caribbean Can Prepare for More Violent Hurricanes

November 16, 2017

The hurricanes that battered the Caribbean this summer left few communities untouched. But the approximately 4.4 million people living in low-elevation coastal zones (LECZs), coastal areas less than 10 meters above sea level, paid a particularly heavy price. Hurricane Irma, for example, destroyed homes throughout the Turks and Caicos, where 85 percent of the population lives in LECZs.   

Low-Elevation Coastal Zones (LECZs) in the Caribbean

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