Major Events Affecting Dominica (1975 - 2017)

Date Event Impact Losses Classification
September 18, 2017 Hurricane Maria (Category 5)      
August 27, 2015 Tropical Storm Erika      
May 24, 2010 San Sauveur Slide Disaster Zone 3 deaths Area disaster zone
2009 H1N1 Alert No cases reported Alert/ phase
2008 Hurricane Omar Coastal Damage No deaths Sea surge 20 to 30 feet
2007 Hurricane Dean (Category 2) Agriculture
Housing
2 deaths Flash Flooding
November 29, 2007 Earthquake (6.5 Richter Scale) Housing
Infrastructure
No deaths North declared a disaster area
2003 Carholm landslide Agriculture
Tourism
No deaths Flood prone/hazard area
1999 Hurricane Lenny Coastal Damage No deaths Sea Surge 30 to 40 feet
1995 Hurricane Luis      
1995 Hurricane Marilyn (Category 1) Agriculture
Housing
Flooding
No deaths Emergency
1995 Hurricane Iris      
1989 Hurricane Hugo      
1988 Hurricane Gilbert      
1984 Hurricane Klaus      
1980 Hurricanes
Federick & Allen (Category 1)
Economy
Agriculture
No deaths Disaster
August 29, 1979 Hurricane David (Category 5) Total devastation 43 deaths
60% homeless
Disaster
May 29,1979 Change of Government / Insurrection Social Unrest 1 death Revolution
1977 Bagatelle Landslide Disaster      
May 21, 1975 Morne Prosper Vehicular accident   28 deaths