Jamaica: Hurricane Emily - News release #5

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) wishes to advise that as the Hurricane Warning remains in effect, the Meteorological Service is reporting that the island should start experiencing rain and wind going into tonight, with conditions deteriorating into morning. The entire island is expected to experience rainfall, so persons living in flood-prone and low lying communities MUST take the necessary precautions.
All Parish Emergency Operations Centres have been activated and are ready to respond to any eventuality that may arise.

The public is being advised in case of emergencies to call the following numbers, the nearest fire or police station or 119:

St. Thomas 1-888-788-4662, 982-2276

Kingston and St. Andrew 967-3329

St. Catherine 984-3111-2, 907-1795/0296

Portmore 740-7440 -2

Clarendon 986-2216, 986-2403, 986-2234

Manchester 962-2278, 962-0612, 962-2279,961-6316

St. Elizabeth 634-4505-6

Westmoreland 955-2655 / 2798

Hanover 956-2305/956-2236

St. James 971-9530/971-2558




Trelawny 954-5346

St. Ann 972-2665/1942

St. Mary 994-2212,994-2648, 994-2178

Portland 993-4489

For further information the public may call the ODPEM at 928-5111-4 or check our website at www.odpem.org.jm.