ODPEM declares state of readiness for tropical storm

Richard Thompson, the Director Normal of the Workplace of Catastrophe Preparedness and Emergency Administration (ODPEM), says that Jamaica is ready to face an impending tropical storm. 

He was talking throughout an interview on Nationwide at 5.

Activation of the nationwide response group

He shared that the nation’s nationwide response group has been activated. 

Thompson additional added that the position of shelter managers is on standby. 

ODPEM’s advisory to the general public

In gentle of the forecast, ODPEM urges the Jamaican public to stay vigilant and take the mandatory precautions to safeguard themselves and their communities. 

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These embrace evacuating from low-lying or flood-prone areas, avoiding flooded roads and waterways, and turning off all electrical energy, gasoline, and water provides in areas which are in rapid hazard.

College closures throughout the island

The tropical storm watch has additionally resulted in all faculties throughout Jamaica being closed on Friday.

The Ministry of Schooling and Youth introduced the closure, and emphasised its dedication to the well-being of scholars and workers, prioritizing their security within the face of potential flooding and dangerous journey situations.

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The tropical storm watch which was issued on Thursday comes as climate situations proceed to worsen throughout the island attributable to an space of low stress within the southwestern Caribbean.

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