The Jamaica Red Cross Society (JRC) are helping fishermen affected by Hurricane Dean to return to their livelihood.
Thirty two fishermen of the Hellshire Fishing Village in Portmore, St. Catherine, are to each receive a voucher valued at Jam $10,000 on November 23.
While driving through Kingston's corporate area one would be led to believe that Hurricane Dennis had left Jamaica completely unscathed; that other than a few lightly flooded main roads there had really been no disaster and no emergency. However the parish of St. Thomas conveys otherwise as hundreds of families have been impacted by unprejudiced flood waters. Some persons were still recovering from Hurricane Ivan as Dennis hit, while others claim to have never witnessed this type of flooding before.
Jamaica Red Cross (JRC) has activated its disaster management mechanisms in preparation for the passage of Hurricane Dennis. These include call-out of volunteers, activation of Shelter Managers, Community Disaster Response and National Intervention Teams.
The Jamaica Red Cross is responding to those made vulnerable by the passage of Hurricane Dennis on Thursday July 7, 2005. So far the national society has assisted over 500 families in the most affected parishes of St. Thomas, Portland, St. Catherine and Kingston and St. Andrew with more assistance on the way for other parishes also affected by Hurricane Dennis.