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Press Release # 1 Issued on: Friday August 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

 

 

 

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management and the Meteorological Service of Jamaica continue to watch the development of Tropical Storm HARVEY. 

On the forecast track, the system will impact some islands of the Lesser Antilles today Friday 18 August 2017 and continue to move in a westerly direction.

Tropical Storm HARVEY should pass well south of Jamaica on Sunday into Monday. While it is not predicted that we will experience Tropical Storm conditions, the weather condition across the island could deteriorate. 

With this will come the possibility of poor sea conditions on the South Coast, flooding in low lying areas, and landslides in hilly terrains. 

Jamaicans are advised to take the necessary precautions and continue to monitor credible media sources.

 

Flood Safety Tips

 

Be ready to evacuate if you live in low-lying or flood-prone areas.

Decide on likely evacuation routes now.

Avoid flooded waterways, i.e. Fords, gullies, streams or rivers, either on foot or in            vehicles.

 

The ODPEM will continue to monitor the situation.

 

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Contact- Delmares White, Director, Information & Training, ODPEM; dwhite@odpem.org.jm;

Tel: 1(876) 399-1627



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