THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE WORST HURRICANE AND STORM SYSTEMS TO AFFECT JAMAICA WITHIN THE LAST 50 YEARS.
1944 - An un-named hurricane destroyed 40 percent of the coconut crop.
1951 - Hurricane Charlie hit Jamaica leaving 154 dead, 20,000 homeless, and causing. 16 million pound sterling in damages.
1953 - A Tropical Storm affected the northwest coast of the island.
1954 - Hurricane Hazel caused widespread rains in eastern Jamaica.
1955 - Hurricane Janet unleashed islandwide rains that caused flooding.
1958 - Tropical Storm Gerda caused flooding on the north coast.
1961 - Tropical Depression Gerda hit the island affecting St. Catherine, Kingston, St. Andrew and St. Ann.
1963 - Hurricane Flora affecting the eastern section of the island causing a number of deaths.
1964 - Hurricane Cleo affected northeastern coast of the island.
1966 - Hurricane Inez affected northeastern coast of island.
1967 - Hurricane Beulah hit Jamaica. St. Thomas was the hardest hit parish.
1969 - A Tropical Storm caused extensive damage in eastern and northern parishes.
1970 - Tropical Storm Alma caused widespread showers in eastern parishes.
1973 - Tropical Storm Gilda caused extensive damage and resulted in the death of six persons.
1974 - Hurricane Carmen affected the south coast.
1974 - A Frontal System caused flooding on northcoast, resulting in extensive damage.
1975 - Tropical Storm Eloise caused damage to crops.
1978 - Tropical Depression - affected western parishes causing extremely heavy rainfall.
1978 - Hurricane David caused flooding in eastern section of the island.
1980 - Hurricane Allen missed Jamaica but winds and heavy rains generated by the hurricane ravaged the island causing the deaths of six persons and leaving hundreds homeless.
1981 - Hurricane Katrina caused torrential rains islandwide and flooding in the eastern section of the island.
1988 - Hurricane Gilbert smashed into Jamaica devastating the agricultural sector, leaving hundreds homeless, and causing billions of dollars in damage.
Tropical cyclones making landfall
(direct hit *) or hitting Jamaica