Entries Tagged as 'Evacuation'

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Firemen ‘abandon’ Port Royal station

Dwayne Mcleod, Gleaner Staff Reporter While Hurricane Dean threatened to devastate parts of the island, residents of Port Royal in Kingston were left with one less source of help as the communities fire station was without the presence of a single fireman. Port Royal is officially deemed a flood prone area and as such residents […]

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Evacuation still ‘not Jamaican’

Sajoune Rose, Gleaner Writer Despite Jamaica being affected by at least four hurricanes in the last three years, many persons are still did not heeding evacuation warnings issued this time around. Photo by Rudolph Brown/Chief Photographer: Portmore HEART/NTA shelter in St. Catherine. This man was one of three men there at the shelter when The Gleaner […]

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Facing Dean’s wrath on the cays … Foolhardy fishers remain on Pedro Cays

Earl Moxam, Senior Gleaner Writer As Jamaica’s south east coast began feeling the first effects of Hurricane Dean this morning, a small group of Jamaicans were already having a far worse experience. Urgent calls started coming in to the mainland from a small group of men and women marooned on the Pedro Cays, more than 50 […]