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Tropical Storm Fay : Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management – Jamaica

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The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has been advised by the Meteorological Service that the sixth tropical storm of the 2008 hurricane season, Tropical Storm Fay, formed this afternoon. 

Fay formed in the vicinity of the eastern Dominican Republic and is expected to pass north of Jamaica by Sunday morning. 

It is forecasted that Tropical Storm Fay will pass well off Jamaica’s north coast on Saturday night and Sunday. During this time the system is likely to produce an increase in rainfall over sections of Jamaica, especially in northern parishes. 

In the case of rainfall 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: 

  • 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. 
  • Avoid flooded waterways, gullies, streams or rivers, either on foot or in vehicles.


Marine conditions north and east of the island are also expected to deteriorate during the weekend. All marine interests are advised to exercise extreme caution. 

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
WEBSITE:  www.odpem.org.jm


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