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Meet “Strappy” our friendly Hurricane Strap Mascot

Strappy is here to promote hurricane preparedness through safer roofing measures.

Strappy was born out of the vision of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) along with the support from the Department for International Development (DFID) under the Tropical Storm Gustav Recovery Project.

Prior to the Atlantic Hurricane Season the ODPEM highlights Hurricane Preparedness during the month of May and embarks on a series of activities with an aim to increase public awareness to minimise potential risks this hazard may cause. Strappy the Hurricane Strap Mascot is here to remind Jamaicans of the significance of hurricane preparedness measures and is encouraging the public to “Strap Dem Down!”