Damage and loss assessments (DALA) Methodology
The Turks and Caicos Islands suffered the effects of being in the path of two meteorological systems within a very short space of time. First, Tropical Storm Hanna hit the island over an extended number of days from Sunday 31 August to Wednesday 3 September 2008. The path of this system was erratic and it effectively circled the chain of islands for the period reported, bringing torrential rainfall and resulting in major flooding in many of the communities of these islands. The second system was Hurricane Ike which passed just south of the Turks and Caicos Islands on 6 September, as a Category 4 hurricane, with 135 mph wind.