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Rains To Continue In To The Weekend – Public Advised To Be Cautious

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The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has been advised by the Meteorological Service of Jamaica that there is a frontal system to the east of the island, which will bring isolated showers and thunderstorms over several parishes today and into the weekend.

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:

  • 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.

Small craft warning is in effect for offshore areas of the south coast due to strong winds and rough seas in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms.

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

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

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