Saint Lucia

 

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Total area:
3606 km2

Population: 
174,000 (2010)

Coastline:
158 km

Terrain:
Volcanic and mountainous with some broad, fertile valleys. Max. elevation: 950 m

Natural hazards:
Saint Lucia experiences landslides, particularly in the aftermath of heavy rains. Saint Lucia's mountainous topography coupled with its volcanic geology produces a significant opportunity for landslides. Much of the island's housing is distributed along steep slopes and poorly engineered and constructed housing is particularly at risk. Additionally, the island periodically experiences earthquakes of generally lower magnitudes. The island is classified as seismic zone 2 on a 4-class scale, indicating low to moderate earthquake risk. Also storm surge and flash floods are among the other risks regularly faced by the island.

 

 

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Summary statistics (2014)

(http://www.preventionweb.net/countries/lca/data/)

More statistical information is available from: http://data.worldbank.org/country/st-lucia

Population

People

182,273

Urban

% Total population

18.459

Rural

% Total population

81.541

Urban population growth

% Annual

0.821

Population density

People / km2

298.8

GDP (Gross Domestic Product)

Million US$

1,332.22

GDP per capita

Million US$

7,328.37

Capital stock

Million US$

3,362

GFCF (Gross Fixed Capital Formation)

Million US$

348.568

Social Expenditure

Million US$

55

Gross Savings

Million US$

177.253

Total reserves

Million US$

192.223

 

Natural disaster impact (2014)

(http://www.preventionweb.net/countries/lca/data/)

8-year moving average 2005-2013

Extensive [%]

Intensive
[%]

DataCards

8.25

100

 

Deaths

2

100

 

House destroyed

1.88

100

 

House damaged

223.5

100

 

Injured people

5

100

 

Displaced people

146.63

50

 

Combined economic loss (US$)

2,165,836.94

100

 

 

Probabilistic risk results. Average Annual Loss (AAL) by hazard

(http://www.preventionweb.net/countries/lca/data/

Hazard

Absolute 

Capital 

GFCF

Social

Total

Gross

[Million US$]

stock[%]

[%]

exp[%]

Reserves [%]

Savings [%]

Earthquake

5.06

0.151

1.452

9.265

2.632

2.855

Wind

20.42

0.607

5.858

37.39

10.623

11.52

Storm Surge

21.25

0.632

6.096

38.91

11.055

11.988

Tsunami

0.01

0

0.003

0.018

0.005

0.006

Multi-Hazard

46.74

1.39

13.409

85.584

24.316

26.369

 Spatial data and hazard assessment activities:

Vulnerability assessments, hazard maps and risk assessments for critical facilities have been prepared for flooding due to storm/wind surge, high wind, drought and debris flow. While maps have been developed, they have not been integrated in the decision support or policy-making process. Presently, NEMO does not support a GIS capability and there is currently no program supporting additional hazard mapping or updates to current hazard maps. Supporting base maps have been prepared in a GIS format and include infrastructure and drainage, national topography, land use, rainfall, soils, geology, etc. These are of varying age, prepared in the 1980s and 1990s, and may not reflect current conditions. 

Download World Bank GFDRR report on Saint Lucia

Global Assessment Report on disaster Risk Reduction 2015.

Download the summary for Saint Lucia.

Download the Saint Lucia Country document on disaster risk reduction.