Flash Flood Warning

All Schools Should Remain Closed

Due to the increase in heavy rainfall affecting the island The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is advising that aLL schools remain closed for Wednesday, September 29, 2010.

 A Flash Flood Warning still remains in effect for Jamaica.

 A FLASH FLOOD WARNING means that flooding has occurred or will take place very soon.

 Fishers and other marine interests are advised to exercise caution, as gusty winds and rough seas are likely in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms.

 The public is advised to continue monitoring the radio for further advisories and to avoid areas that are at risk from flooding and landslides. Also, take the following precautions in the event of heavy rains:

 1. Be ready to evacuate if you live in low-lying or flood-prone areas. Decide on likely evacuation routes now.

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

 The ODPEM will continue to monitor the situation and further updates will be provided as the situation demands.

Contact: Kimberley Weller, Information Officer kweller@odpem.org.jm