Entries from September 2008

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Laura moves Northward toward the North Atlantic

At 5.00 a.m. the centre of subtropical storm Laura was located near latitude 40.3 degrees north and longitude 49.0 degrees west or about 787 kilometres south-southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland.   The storm is moving toward the north at nearly 20 km/h and a gradual turn towards the north-northeast with an increase in forward speed […]

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Tropical Storm Kyle nears Bermuda

Tropical Storm Kyle is gaining strength as it swirls in the open Atlantic, southwest of Bermuda. Forecasters said Kyle’s maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 miles per hour since early this morning. They said the storm could become a hurricane by tomorrow. A tropical storm watch has been issued for Bermuda. Meteorologists said […]

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Low Pressure Area develops into Tropical Cyclone Kyle

At 4.00 p.m. yesterday, the centre of Tropical Storm Kyle was located near latitude 23.5 degrees north and longitude 68.3 degrees west or about 1,035 kilometres south-southwest of Bermuda.   Kyle is moving toward the north near 13 km/h and this general motion is expected to continue during the next 48 hours.   Maximum sustained […]

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Flash Flood Watch lifted

The Meteorological Service has discontinued the Flash Flood Watch for Jamaica with immediate effect, as the active Tropical Wave, which has been influencing weather conditions over the island, has moved away from the Jamaica area.   Throughout last night, most parishes experienced mainly cloudy conditions and a significant reduction in rainfall activity.  Satellite imagery and […]

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Public Service Announcement: Motorists warned not to cross Grants Pen Fording

The Police are warning motorists not to attempt to cross the Grants Pen Fording in St. Andrew. Motorists are being urged to use alternative routes. Jamaica is currently under a flash flood warning. A flash flood watch means flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures and to keep informed by […]

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Jamaica

The Meteorological Service has extended the Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes, until 5.00 p.m. today.   Flash Flood watch means flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed by listening to further releases from the Meteorological Service and be ready for quick action […]

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Effects of rainfall associated with tropical storm Gustav…

Mona Geoinformatics Institute and Unit for disaster Studies, in the company of Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee and Mr. Luke Buchanan, carried out post-storm surveys from August 30 to September 2, 2008 in St. Andrew, Jamaica in areas affected by tropical storm Gustav in the company of. This is a summary of our field observations and responses […]

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

A new respect for tropical storms

Gustav was a very interesting storm that provided a stark reminder to all of us that the damage potential of tropical storms should not be under-estimated. Many Jamaicans assumed that Gustav was not worth taking seriously because of its classification as weaker than a minimal hurricane.  However, its bite was a lot worse than its […]

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Police Assist Residents

The police force assists residents of McGregor Gully.

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Hurricane Gilbert – 20th Anniversary

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Gilbert. For most Jamaicans, Hurricane Gilbert was the worst hurricane to hit Jamaica since “ ’The 51 storm”. For some, recalling the events of this notorious hurricane may bring back bitter sweet memories. For those who died, with their loved ones, their memories still live on. A tropical wave […]