Jamaica Update - More than 2000 in shelter - Flooding in Trelawny

Kingston, Jul 16, 2005 - 3:45 pm (ODPEM) - The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is reporting that there are approximately 2, 296 persons housed in shelters across the island. The ODPEM has also received reports of flooding in the parish of Trelawny as a result of the impact of Hurricane Emily.

Flooding has been reported in the following communities:

  • Bottom Town in Clarkes Town
  • Wakefield
  • Bunkers Hill
  • Jones Hole
  • Gravel Hill

Over 100 persons have been evacuated with the assistance of the Trelawny Parish Disaster Committee to the following shelters:

  • William Knibb High School
  • Campbell's Church
  • Unity Primary School
  • Alps All Age School
  • Jackson Town All Age School
  • Cedric Titus High School

The ODPEM will provide further updates as the information becomes available.

Further information contact:

Sophia Mitchel
Information and Training Department
Tel: (876) 928-5111-4

GLIDE REF: TC-2005-000115-JAM