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    Jamaica - Hurricane Dean Post

    As many of you are aware, Hurricane Dean is heading to Jamaica as a Category 4 hurricane. Based on the news reports, Hurricane Dean is on a direct collision course with Jamaica.

    This post was created an update area on Jamaicans.com to provide the following information: Updated news from the Government of Jamaica & various Jamaican news sources. Hurricane Dean pictures from Jamaica. "On the ground" reports from people in Jamaica. Information on donation drop off points across the world. Information on the efforts by the Jamaican Diaspora Southern US & Jamaicans worldwide aiding Jamaica

    If you are planning to help Jamaica please consider only the following items.

    - non-perishable food items
    - batteries
    - flashlights
    - first aid kits
    - battery operated radios
    - bottled water.

    Once the after-storm assessment is complete more items will be considered. We will provide that list.

    Here is a list of organizations that will provide aid and/or drop off points for anyone seeking to help Jamaica if Storm/Hurricane causes major damage.

    ARIZONA/NEW MEXICO/TEXAS
    Jamaica Foundation of Houston - Andy Adams
    [email protected]
    E-Mail: [email protected]
    Telephone: 713-772-4456
    Fax: 713-785-4095

    ARKANSAS/OKLAHOMA/TENNESSEE
    Jamaican Diaspora Tennessee - Janet Brown
    6150595-1454
    [email protected]

    Nashville Drop off points:

    Bethel World Outreach Center
    5670 Granny White Pike
    Brentwood, TN 37027
    Tel: (615) 371-1000
    Fax: (615) 371-8433
    Contact: Lyndon Allen
    [email protected]

    Born Again Church and Christian Outreach Ministries
    858 West Trinity Lane
    Nashville, TN 37207
    Tel: 615-228-9287
    Contact: Camille Swannagan - 615-668-4960
    [email protected]

    ATLANTA/GEORGIA
    Organization Name: United For Jamaica - Jason Walker
    Website: http://www.unitedforjamaica.org
    Email: [email protected]
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 404 533 1248

    Atlanta Jamaican Association - Allan Alberga
    407-523-6300
    [email protected]

    Jamaican Consulate - Vin Martin
    Honorary Consul, Atlanta
    5405 Memorial Drive
    Stone Mountain GA 30083
    Main 678.754-5662
    Alt 404-297-7696
    [email protected]

    Hurricane Dean relief efforts are being coordinated by The Union of Jamaican Organizations in Atlanta (UJOIA) under the auspices of Jamaica's Honorary Consul to Atlanta, Mr. Vin Martin.

    Hurricane Relief Toll Free Hotline
    (800)-428-1851
    Jamaican Consulate in Atlanta

    (404)-297-7696

    Electronic Donations
    * Via PayPal on the AJA web site : http://ajaatlanta.org/

    Donations by Mail
    * Make Checks payable to The Jamaican Consulate and mail to

    Jamaican Consulate
    Vin Martin Esq
    5405 Memorial Drive

    Building H, Suite 1
    Stone Mountain, GA 30083


    Donation of Requested Items

    The following items have been requested by the Office of Disaster Preparedness:

    Roofing items - Galvanized sheets, hooks, latches and bolts
    Non-perishable foods
    Bedding-sheets,blankets & sleeping bags
    First aid kits
    Basic drugs
    Infant necessities - Diapers, baby foods, cereals & juices
    Toiletries
    Flashlights
    Portable battery operated radios
    Water Purification Devices

    Note: No clothing of any kind will be accepted

    Donated items may be dropped off at the following locations:

    Jughead Catering and Restaurant
    4469 Glenwood Rd, Decatur Ga 30032
    Contact person – Jughead / Tel: 678 698 8712


    Royal Caribbean Bakery
    4859 Memorial Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
    Contact – Mr. Chin / Tel: 404 299 7714
    Nice Mon
    663 B Stone Mountain Lithonia Road, Stone Mountain GA 30083
    Tel: 678 476 0013

    Petes Caribbean Bakery
    1117 McDonough Place, McDonough GA 30253
    contact: Hyacinth Powell / Tel: 678 583 8700

    NK STYLES
    4850 Sugar Loaf Parkway, Suite 609 Lawrenceville GA 30044
    Contact person: Nadine Coombs / Tel: (678) 442-1133 or (404) 957-7028

    Jamaica Jamaica Authentic Caribbean Restaurant
    4801 Old National Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30337
    Tel: (404) 559-0500

    Devine Flavor Jamaican Restaurant
    532 Flint River Road, Jonesboro, GA 30238
    Tel - 770 473 2232
    Accross from St Phillip Benizi Catholic Church at Gas Station

    Jerk Qzine Caribbean Restaurant
    4731 Jonesboro Road , Union City , Walmart Shoppng Centre
    Tel: 770 306-6770

    Jerk Palace Caribbean Cuisine
    501 Hwy 138, Riverdale, GA 30274
    Tel. 770-472-9700

    Atlanta Belvedere SDA Church
    3567 Covington Hwy, Decatur, GA 30832
    1/4 Mile from Intersection of 183/85

    The Episcopal Church Of The Holy Cross
    2005 South Columbia Place, Decatur GA 30032
    Contact: Rev Brian A. L. Jemmott / Donald Robertson - Tel: 404 284 1211


    Faith by Hearing Christian Center Church
    55 Mayo Royal Industrial Drive, Newnan, Georgia 30263
    Church # 770 252 8422

    Miss Ena Restaurant
    Rockbridge Road and Ridge Ave, Stone Mountain

    God's Faith Pavilion Ministry
    4862 Glenwood Road
    Decatur, GA 30035
    Tel: 404-286-6161 / 770-322-6950

    Greater Emanuel Church
    1830 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain

    Trailer Loading Site
    Hillside Presbyterian Church – 1879 Columbia Drive, Decatur
    Saturday, September 1 – 10am – 8pm / Sunday, September 2 – 2:30pm – 8pm
    Saturday, September 8 – 10am – 8pm / Sunday, September 9 – 2:30pm – 8pm
    Saturday, September 15 – 10am – 8pm / Sunday, September 16 – 2:30pm – 8pm
    This info should be separate from the updates:


    CHICAGO
    Chicago Concerned Jamaicans, Inc
    Phone: (312) 602-4548
    Web: http://www.chicagoconcernedjamaicans.org
    E-Mail: [email protected]

    INDIANA
    Doreen Chin
    Membership Chairperson
    Jamaica Diaspora of Indiana
    P.O Box 55632
    Indianapolis, IN 46220
    317-281-9356
    [email protected]
    http://www.jamaicadiasporaindiana.org

    LONDON
    Voicing For Jamaica
    Address: 43 Lancaster Gate, LONDON W14 0NL
    Website: http://www.voicingforjamaica.com
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 07904 299 472

    MIAMI/FT LAUDERDALE
    Jamaican Diaspora Southern United Status - Marlon Hill
    305-244-4456
    [email protected]
    [email protected]

    MIAMI-DADE/BROWARD COUNTY
    Tortuga Imports,Inc.
    14202 SW 142 Avenue
    Miami, FL. 33186
    305-378-6668

    Holy Family Episcopal Church
    18501 NW 7th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL
    305-652-6797

    Kendall Community Church of God
    8795 SW 112 ST. , Kendall-Miami, FL
    (305) 274-3072

    Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church
    2801 N University Dr, Hollywood -Pembroke Pines, FL
    (954) 432-8686

    City of Lauderhill Fire Stations (open 24 hours)
    Most central - 1181 NW 42 Way
    Phone: 954-739-0100
    Situated just behind De Jamaica Shop south of the Lauderhill Mall

    PALM BEACHES
    Karline's of the Palm Beaches
    4047 Okeechobee Blvd.
    Suite 230, West Palm Beach 33409
    Tel: 561-932-0103
    Contact" Karline Ricketts

    MDI Racing
    10351 Southern Blvd.
    Royal Palm Beach. FL 33411
    Tel: 561-798-2433
    Contact: Michael Clark

    NEW YORK
    Jamaica Impact, Inc. “JAMPACT”
    Website: http://www.jampact.org
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: (212) 459-4390
    At this time, we are only taking monetary donations to the JAMPACT Disaster Relief Fund. Donations will be accepted through our online payment system, PayPal, at http://www.jampact.org/ and checks should be made payable to "JAMPACT Disaster Relief Fund" and mailed to the following address:
    JAMPACT
    P.O. Box 3794
    Grand Central Station
    New York, N.Y. 10163

    *All such donations will be tax deductible.

    NEW JERSEY
    United Caribbean American Network of New Jersey
    P.O. Box 4515. Highland Park. NJ 08904
    Phone (732)-777-2179
    Website: http://www.ucan-nj.org
    Email: [email protected]

    NORTH CAROLINA/CAROLINAS
    Ms. Jennifer Edwards 336-643-5813
    Jamaica National Assoc.
    8003 Goldenrod Drive
    Greensboro, NC 27455

    CENTRAL FLORIDA/ORLANDO
    Organization Name: Break Away Moments - Sandy Isaacs
    Website: http://www.breakawaymoments.com
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: (321) 439-5572

    Jamaica American Association of Central Fla. - Herbert Dawkins
    Generalinfo&jamaicanamericanassoc.com
    Website: http://www.jamaicanamericanassoc.com
    Phone: (407) 697-4654 or (407) 292-3719

    Collection points in Orlando

    Quick Ship Caribbean Services
    2153 W. Colonial Dr. (In the Magic Mall)
    Orlando, Fl. 32804
    Tel: (407) 999-9501
    Owner: Roy Rattray

    FiWe Caribbean Cuisine,
    6601 Old Winter Garden Rd.
    (corner of Hiawassee Rd. & Old Winter Garden Rd (by Walgreens)
    Tel: (407) 293-6393
    Owners are Sean & Shari Bedasse.

    Mark's Caribbean Cuisine
    10034 University Blvd
    (corner of Dean Rd. & Univer. Blvd
    Tel: (407) 699-8800
    Mark Jathan (owner)

    Jam Rock Caribbean Cafe
    5770 Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway,
    Kissimmee
    (located in Old Town)
    Tel: (407) 397-7625
    Leroy & Marlene Smithson (owners)

    Dollar City Plus
    1752 Silver Star Rd.
    @ Silver Star & Clark Rd. in Ocoee
    Tel: (407) 563-9152
    Monica Gray (owner)

    Taste of Jamaica
    6406 N.Orange Blossom Trail,
    Orlando Fl. 32810
    Tel: (407) 298-5866
    Owners: Mark, Sophia & Gavin

    Nev's Caribbean Shop
    851 W.State Rd 436,
    Suite 1007,
    (In the San Sebastian Square 2 Plaza across the street from Home Depot)
    Altamonte Springs, Fl. 32714
    Tel: (407) 830-0100
    Owner: Gina Martin


    Virginia
    The Association of Jamaicans in Richmond, Inc
    Contacts - Eunice Green or Clive Wong
    Tel: 804-928-4685
    Email: [email protected]

    The Embassy of Jamaica,
    1520 New Hampshire Ave. NW,
    Washington DC 20036
    Telephone# 202-452-0660



    QUEENS

    Hon. Leroy Comrie
    Councilmember
    27th District Office
    113-43 Farmers Boulevard
    St. Albans, NY 11412
    Tel: 718-776-3700
    Email: [email protected]


    Mr. Robert ‘Bob’ DeSouza
    TransContinental Express Shippers
    118-40 Montauk Street
    St. Albans, NY 11412
    Tel: 718-341-2900
    Email: [email protected]

    BROOKLYN

    Senator Kevin Parker
    District Office
    4515 Avenue D
    Brooklyn NY 11203
    T: 718-629-6401


    Mr. Amir Mohammed Akbar
    Caribbean Program for Empowerment (CAPE) USA, Inc
    1164 Bedford Avenue,
    Brooklyn, NY 11226
    Tel: 718-421-1846
    [email protected]


    Mr. Dennis Hawthorne
    Dennis Shipping
    1124-28 Utica Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11203
    Tel: 718-451-3617-9
    Email: [email protected] .com


    BRONX

    Mr. Dennis Hawthorne
    Dennis Shipping
    4352 White Plains Road (Cnr 237th St.)
    Bronx, NY 10466
    Tel: 718-231-6200


    CONNECTICUT

    Mr. Phil Marshall/Andrew Lawrence
    Xanadu Hair Salon
    3345 Main Street
    Hartford, CT 06120
    Tel: 860-524-1030


    NEW JERSEY

    Messers. Linval James/Patrick Reid
    Jamaica Organization of New Jersey, Inc
    738 Irving Terrace
    Orange, NJ 07050
    Tel: 973-678-0666, 973-493-1025

    Rev. Alfred Johnson, Pastor
    Clinton Avenue Presbyterian Church
    Clinton Avenue/S. 16th Street,
    Newark, NJ 07112
    Tel: 973-372-8404

    Mr. Roydel Rutty[/B]
    TransCaribe Express Shippers
    163 Tremont Avenue,
    East Orange, NJ 07018
    Tel: 973-676-8625, 973-672-0678


    PHILADELPHIA

    Mr. Donahue Bailey
    Tel: 610-940-1716
    Email: [email protected]


    Rev. Dr. Horace Russell
    St. Memorial Baptist Church
    47 S. Warner Avenue
    Brynmar, PA 19010
    Tel: 610-525-5806, 610-525-8934


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    Hurricane Dean!

    Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. ~Seneca~

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    Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. ~Seneca~

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    Re: Hurricane Dean!

    Fear is the lock, and laughter the key to your heart.

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    Re: Jamaica Tropical Storm and Hurricanes Post

    MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Dean strengthened into the 2007 Atlantic storm season's first hurricane on Thursday as it careened toward the Caribbean and looked set to become "extremely dangerous," the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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    The hurricane, with top sustained winds near 90 miles per hour (45 kph) at 11 a.m EDT (1500 GMT), was expected to strengthen further in the next few days and could pass to the south of Jamaica on its way toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as a powerful Category 4 storm.

    "Dean is likely to become a major hurricane in the eastern Caribbean Sea," the Miami-based hurricane center said. Official forecasts "develop this system into an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane by the time it reaches the northwestern Caribbean Sea."

    Category 3 to 5 hurricanes on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, such as Katrina, Rita and Wilma in the devastating 2005 Atlantic storm season, are generally the most destructive storms.

    Dean was expected to pass the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe as it entered the Caribbean, the Miami-based hurricane center said.

    The storm is mostly likely to pass over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in about five days, but the hurricane center said one, less likely, forecast showed it moving more to the northwest into the central Gulf of Mexico.

    With a large amount of U.S. oil and gas production centered off the Texas Gulf Coast, energy markets have been on edge since powerful hurricanes, including Ivan, Katrina and Rita, ravaged the region in the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons.

    Roughly one-third of U.S. domestic oil and gas production comes from the Gulf of Mexico.

    Hurricane warnings were posted for the islands of Dominica and St. Lucia and hurricane watches were in effect for Martinique and Guadeloupe. A hurricane watch means hurricane conditions can be expected within 36 hours and a warning means hurricane conditions are possible in 24 hours.

    HURRICANE HUNTER

    The hurricane center said tropical storm warnings were also issued for Montserrat, Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis, Barbuda, St. Vincent and St. Maarten.

    At 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT), Dean's center was about 350 miles east of Barbados and about 455 miles east of Martinique. The hurricane was moving west at about 23 mph (37 kph).

    The hurricane center said a U.S. Air Force Reserve "hurricane hunter" aircraft was due to fly into Dean to get a bird's eye view later on Thursday.

    Meanwhile, another weather system, Tropical Storm Erin, weakened into a depression as it washed ashore in Texas about 25 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, spooking oil markets. It promised to bring more rain than wind.

    The hurricane center lifted a tropical storm warning along the Texas coast.

    Erin's top sustained winds had slipped to 35 mph (55 kph), but it could still bring 3 to 6 inches of rain across much of southern and central Texas, which has already been soaked by rain this summer, forecasters said.

    Forecasters have predicted that the six-month hurricane season, which officially begins June 1, would be more active than average with up to 16 named storms. An average year historically has between 10 to 11 storms, of which six strengthen into hurricanes.

    None of the storms that had formed this year -- Andrea, Barry or Chantal -- posed a serious threat.

    Atlantic hurricanes shot into the public consciousness after the devastation of 2004 when four storms in a row crossed Florida and again in 2005, when Katrina swamped New Orleans.

    In 2005, Hurricane Rita also slammed into the Texas coast near New Orleans and Wilma became for a while the most powerful hurricane ever recorded.



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    Re: Jamaica Tropical Storm and Hurricanes Post

    Here is a list of organizations that will provide aid and/or drop off points for anyone seeking to help Jamaica if Storm/Hurricane causes major damage.

    ARIZONA/NEW MEXICO/TEXAS
    Jamaica Foundation of Houston - Andy Adams
    [email protected]
    E-Mail: [email protected]
    Telephone: 713-772-4456
    Fax: 713-785-4095

    ARKANSAS/OKLAHOMA/TENNESSEE
    Jamaican Diaspora Tennessee - Janet Brown
    6150595-1454
    [email protected]

    ATLANTA
    Organization Name: United For Jamaica
    Website: http://www.unitedforjamaica.org
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 404 533 1248

    Atlanta Jamaican Association - Allan Alberga
    407-523-6300
    [email protected]

    LONDON
    Voicing For Jamaica
    Address: 43 Lancaster Gate, LONDON W14 0NL
    Website: http://www.voicingforjamaica.com
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 07904 299 472

    MIAMI/FT LAUDERDALE
    Jamaican Diaspora Southern United Status - Marlon Hill
    305-244-4456
    [email protected]
    [email protected]


    NEW YORK
    Jamaica Impact, Inc
    Website: http://www.jampact.org
    Email: [email protected] (President Elect) or [email protected]
    Phone: (212) 459-4390 or (917) 365-8839
    At this time, we are only taking monetary donations. Donations may be made to the JAMPACT Hurricane Dean Relief Fund. Donations will be accepted through our online payment system, PayPal, at http://www.jampact.org/ and checks should be made payable to "JAMPACT Hurricane Dean Fund" and mailed to the following address:
    JAMPACT
    P.O. Box 3794
    Grand Central Station
    New York, N.Y. 10163
    *All such donations will be tax deductible.

    NORTH CAROLINA
    Ms. Jennifer Edwards 336-643-5813
    Jamaica National Assoc.
    8003 Goldenrod Drive
    Greensboro, NC 27455

    ORLANDO
    Organization Name: Break Away Moments - Sandy Isaacs
    Website: http://www.breakawaymoments.com
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: (321) 439-5572

    Jamaica American Association of Central Fla. - Herbert Dawkins
    Generalinfo&jamaicanamericanassoc.com
    Website: http://www.jamaicanamericanassoc.com
    Phone: (407) 697-4654 or (407) 292-3719

    Collection points in Orlando

    Quick Ship Caribbean Services
    2153 W. Colonial Dr. (In the Magic Mall)
    Orlando, Fl. 32804
    Tel: (407) 999-9501
    Owner: Roy Rattray

    FiWe Caribbean Cuisine,
    6601 Old Winter Garden Rd.
    (corner of Hiawassee Rd. & Old Winter Garden Rd (by Walgreens)
    Tel: (407) 293-6393
    Owners are Sean & Shari Bedasse.

    Mark's Caribbean Cuisine
    10034 University Blvd
    (corner of Dean Rd. & Univer. Blvd
    Tel: (407) 699-8800
    Mark Jathan (owner)

    Jam Rock Caribbean Cafe
    5770 Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway,
    Kissimmee
    (located in Old Town)
    Tel: (407) 397-7625
    Leroy & Marlene Smithson (owners)

    Dollar City Plus
    1752 Silver Star Rd.
    @ Silver Star & Clark Rd. in Ocoee
    Tel: (407) 563-9152
    Monica Gray (owner)





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    Re: Hurricane Dean!

    Fiyah bun pon Dean! [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad2.gif[/img]

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    Re: Hurricane Dean!

    cho [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70400-talktohand.gif[/img]
    <span style="font-style: italic">But si yah! Yu nuh easy! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/704555_dwl.gif[/img] [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/70394-bawlout.gif[/img]</span>

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    Re: Hurricane Dean!

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Skells</div><div class="ubbcode-body">cho [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70400-talktohand.gif[/img] </div></div>

    A who yuh a trace hoff? Dean ar me? [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif[/img]
    Nuh matta. Yuh still ago link mi unda di howtoeatee tree layta when you miss me. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Hurricane Dean!

    Mi did a trace di fiyah bunning and yes mi will link yu awnda di tree but mi fraid hurricane might come blow it down. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif[/img]
    <span style="font-style: italic">But si yah! Yu nuh easy! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/704555_dwl.gif[/img] [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/70394-bawlout.gif[/img]</span>

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