flooding in new haven community

Flooding in the New Haven Community

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has received reports that fifteen (15) houses have been flooded within the community of New Haven in Kingston. The Edith Dalton High School has been opened as a shelter for persons requiring accommodation. 

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