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  1. #101
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    Jamaica - Hurricane Dean Post

    OFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
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    NEWS RELEASE #7

    ISSUED ON: Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 1:00 a.m.

    HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR JAMAICA

    MEDIA HOUSES ARE BEING ASKED TO REPEAT THE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES OUTLINED DURING PROGRAMMES

    The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has been advised by the Meteorological Service of Jamaica that a Hurricane Warning remains in effect for Jamaica as Hurricane Dean continues to approach Jamaica.

    A Hurricane Warning means that conditions such as winds, rain and storm surges are likely to affect the island within 24 hours.

    The ODPEM is advising the public to take the following precautions:

    1. Stay tuned to the news and weather reports and listen out for emergency instructions, if any should be given.
    2. Remain calm. Do not panic. Your ability to act logically is important during stressful events like a hurricane.
    3. Wrap important documents such as passports, deeds and titles, birth certificates, ID cards, insurance policies in plastic and take them with you.
    4. Ensure that adequate water is stored for domestic purposes.
    5. Move furniture away from windows.
    6. Check your arrangements for household pets. If you have made arrangements for them to be kept elsewhere, take them there now. If they are staying with you, make sure they have adequate food and water.
    7. If your roof should come off and if the house or building shows signs of breaking up get in the closet or the bathtub and pull the mattress over your body for protection.
    8. If you are away from home remain where you are until the storm has passed. Many people lose their lives trying to get from place to place during a hurricane.
    9. There will be a brief period of calm weather. This is called the eye of the hurricane. It usually lasts for only a short while – from a few minutes to half and hour or more – and the winds return from the opposite direction. Please do not be fooled into thinking that the storm is over. Remain inside.

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Dean, the Salvation Army and Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Churches will be established as Registration Centres for affected persons and distribution centres for relief items.

    The progress of Hurricane Dean will continue to be closely monitored by the Meteorological Service of Jamaica and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and updates will be released to the public as soon as new information has been gathered.
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    Re: Jamaica - Hurricane Dean Post

    OFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT



    NEWS RELEASE #8

    ISSUED ON: Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 6:15 a.m.
    ASSISTED EVACUATION CONTINUES THIS MORNING

    The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is advising that the Jamaica Urban Transport Corporation (JUTC) will resume transportation of evacuees to the relevant emergency shelters this morning. Pick up begins at 6:30 until 7:30 a.m. at the designated assembly points outlined below.

    Portmore:
    1. Waterford
    2. Caymans Gardens
    3. Portsmouth
    4. Armada Courts
    5. Port Henderson Road
    6. Passage Fort
    7. Independence City
    8. West Chester
    9. Edge Water
    10. Garvey Mead
    11. Bridgeview
    12. West Mead
    13. West Port
    14. South Borough

    Assembly points:

    1. West Port Community Centre
    2. West Chester Community Centre
    3. Edge Water Community Centre
    4. South Borough Community Centre
    5. Bayside New Testament Church of God
    6. SDC Sports Complex
    7. Braeton All Age School
    8. Greater Portmore Primary

    Bull Bay, St. Andrew:
    1. Taylor Lands
    2. 9 Mile Square

    Assembly point: St. Benedicts Primary School and Church

    Nightingale Grove:
    Assembly point: Bushy Park Baptist Church

    Seaforth, St. Thomas:
    Communities along the Johnson River:

    1. Riverside Drive
    2. Blacksmith Lane
    3. Moodie Lane
    4. Packa Lane
    5. York (ShantyTown)
    6. Morant Area.

    Assembly points:

    1. Seaforth High
    2. Seaforth Primary

    Bath, St. Thomas:
    All low-lying areas of Bath are being asked to evacuate to the Bath Primary and Junior High.

    Port Royal:
    Residents will be evacuated to the National Arena.

    Shelter Managers are being asked to open ALL shelters in the evacuation zones and persons are advised to take along basic items such as bedding, flashlight, extra clothing, medication, food, water, infant necessities (if required) and a first-aid kit.

    The progress of Hurricane Dean will continue to be closely monitored by the Meteorological Service of Jamaica and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and updates will be released to the public as soon as new information has been gathered.
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    Re: Gleaner editorial

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DiamondDave</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ReggaeLuver</div><div class="ubbcode-body">do any of you know if there will be radio broadcast free online like they did for Ivan? I tried IrieFM but they are not free (as of now)

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    Power 106 is free... </div></div>

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    Re: Jamaica - Hurricane Dean Post

    OFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT



    NEWS RELEASE #9

    ISSUED ON: Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 8:30 a.m.
    SHELTERS CURRENTLY OPEN ACROSS JAMAICA

    The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is advising that the following shelters are currently open across the island:

    Kingston & St. Andrew:

    1. National Arena
    2. Pembroke Hall High School
    3. Friendship Brook
    4. Edith Dalton James High School

    Manchester:

    5. Mile Gully Primary

    St. Thomas:

    6. Spring Garden All Age
    7. Seaforth High School
    8. Yallahs Baptist Church
    9. Morant Bay Primary
    10. Grants Pen Primary
    11. Seaforth Primary

    St. Catherine:

    12. Old Harbour Primary School
    13. G.C. Foster College

    Trelawny:

    14. Holland High School
    15. Hague Primary School
    16. Salt Marsh All-Age

    St. Ann:

    17. Marcus Garvey Technical High School

    Hanover

    18. Lucea Catholic Church
    19. Askenish All-Age
    20. Hills Brook

    Updates on other activated shelters will be sent out as soon as the ODPEM’s National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) receives them.

    The progress of Hurricane Dean will continue to be closely monitored by the Meteorological Service of Jamaica and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and updates will be released to the public as soon as new information has been gathered.
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    Re: Jamaica - Hurricane Dean Post

    CNN bigup Jamaicans.com dis mawning for keeping J'Cans everywhere informed about DEAN.... [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif[/img]
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    Re: Jamaica - Hurricane Dean Post

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">CNN bigup Jamaicans.com dis mawning for keeping J'Cans everywhere informed about DEAN.... </div></div> [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif[/img]

    That is great! I don't know what I would be doing if I couldn't be glued to this site right now!

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    Re: Jamaica - Hurricane Dean Post

    Wow...that's wonderful. There are 449 viewing feedback right now.
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    Re: Jamaica - Hurricane Dean Post



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    I was reading through where we could donate things. After the hurricane, I am sure there will be a need for building materials, and wondered if there are agencies that we are donating to, that will be able to arrange for building materials to go into the island, so as to help alleviate the shortage afterwards and its associated pr[img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70379-moneyeyes.gif[/img]ce increase.
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    Re: Jamaica - Hurricane Dean Post

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Style Diva</div><div class="ubbcode-body">CNN bigup Jamaicans.com dis mawning for keeping J'Cans everywhere informed about DEAN.... [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif[/img] </div></div>


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