Entries Tagged as 'Daily Gleaner hurricane news'

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Hurricane warnings in effect for Puerto Rico

Hurricane warnings are now in effect for Puerto Rico, the United States and British Virgin islands, St Martin, St Barts, Anguilla and St. Kitts as Omar, the fifteenth storm of the 2008 hurricane season, continues to develop. Hurricane Omar has been upgraded to category one. Officials say the storm is now heading across the Caribbean […]

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Ports closed, Airports on alert

All ports and docking stations across the island have been closed as a precautionary measure, due to the threat of Tropical Strom Gustav. The Coast Guard’s Pilot Office told The Gleaner that no ships would be leaving or arriving in the island, as the Tropical Storm still lingers near the island. Due to the Hurricane […]

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Before Gustav…

Today the Gleaner travelled around Jamaica to see how prepared Jamaica is with the coming of Hurricane Gustav… Work to be done…. This drain in Hamilton Gardens, St. Catherine is covered with vegetation. Image by Norman Grindley /Deputy Chief Photographer. This Gully on Industrial Terrace is in need of cleaning. Image by Junior Dowie / […]

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Gleaner hurricane news, Tuesday August 21

Election postponed Governor-General Professor Kenneth Hall is expected today to announce a new date for the holding of the general election, following the unanimous recommendation by the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) yesterday, to postpone the August 27 poll. Prime Minister of Jamaica defends emergency call The State of public emergency declared by Governor-General Professor […]

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Gleaner hurricane news, Sunday August 19

DEAN’S COMING! Jamaica braces for hurricane hit DEADLY AND dangerous Hurricane Dean has Jamaica in its firing line and predictions from the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, are that the storm will hit Jamaica later this evening. KSAC opens shelters Twenty shelters in the Corporate Area have been opened by the Kingston and St. […]