Entries Tagged as 'ODPEM'

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Gustav claims lives

Furious tropical storm Gustav may have claimed at least 10 lives thus far, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) have said. Ronald Jackson told The Gleaner this morning that there are several reports of the loss of lives but the ODPEM has not been able to confirm the reports. “We have unconfirmed […]

Friday, August 29th, 2008

T.S. Gustav Batters the Island

The Hurricane Warning issued by the National Meteorological Service remains in effect for Jamaica as rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Gustav pummels the island. Given the continuous rainfall that has been experienced, high levels of saturation is currently taking place resulting in extensive flooding across eastern parishes. Reports: Flooding:- · The McGregor Gully in the […]

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Update: Tropical Storm Gustav

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has been advised by the National Meteorological Service that rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Gustav is currently being experienced in the parishes of St. Thomas and Portland.  As the system gradually moves closer to the island’s south coast, conditions could worsen in the vicinity of high […]

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Evacuation Order

Community                         Areas                      Evacuate to  Shelter Assembly Point        Portmore       Passage Fort Portmore HEART Academy  1.   Passagefort Gospel Assembly, 2.    Passagefort  Football Field   Westchester Portmore HEART Academy   1.    Westchester Community Centre, 2.  Edgewater Baptist Church   Portsmouth Gregory Park Primary and Junior High  1.    Portsmouth Primary School,  Waterford Southborough Primary School, 2.  Waterford Infant School, 3.   Waterford Primary, 4.    Waterford High School  Independence […]

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

ODPEM’s NEOC and Parish EOC Contact Numbers

With the island still under a Tropical Storm Warning and a Hurricane Watch associated with Tropical Storm Gustav, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is advising the public of the following telephone numbers for the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) and the Parish Emergency Operation Centres (PEOC) Area of operation Parish Telephone Number ODPEM […]

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

ODPEM to open Emergency Shelters

As the island prepares for the possible effects of Tropical Storm Gustav, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) will open Emergency Shelters at the following locations at 3.00 a.m. today.  St. Ann 1. Concord Catholic Church 2. Ocho Rios High School 3. St. Ann’s Bay Primary School 4. Steer Town Primary and Junior High School St. […]

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Hurricane Warning lifted

The Metereological Service lifted its Hurricane Warnig for Jamaica at 1o a.m. this morning. The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has reported that two persons were confirmed dead from the parishes of Clarendon and St. Thomas. Blocked roads ODPEM says that a number of blocked roads have been reported from the Kingston […]

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Take these precautions – ODPEM

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Disaster Management (ODPEM) is advising Jamaicans to take the following steps while the Hurricane Warning remains in effect: 1. Stay tuned to the news and weather reports and listen out for emergency instructions, if any should be given. 2. Remain calm. Do not panic. Your ability to act logically […]