Tropical Storm Fay Brings Rain to Some Parishes Across Jamaica

As the island’s weather conditions begins to deteriorate due to the passing of Tropical Storm Fay, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has received reports of moderate to heavy showers in the following parishes: Clarendon, Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Ann, St. Mary and St. Thomas. 

The Office has not received any reports of incidents related to the inclement weather.  

The public is advised to continue monitoring radios and televisions 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: 

  • Avoid flooded waterways, gullies, streams or rivers, either on foot or in vehicles.
  • Be ready to evacuate if you live in low-lying or flood-prone areas.
  • Decide on likely evacuation routes now. Plan to stay with family or friends in safer areas or in a public shelter and move to safety.
  • Wrap important personal items, family documents, and electrical appliances in plastic bags and store away from the reach of floodwaters.

The ODPEM will continue to update the public as the need arises.

Contact: Kerry-Ann Morris, Information Officer, [email protected]

PHONE:      (876) 928-5111-4                
FAX:  (876) 928-5503/ 928-8763