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Monday, June 21st, 2010

Hurricane Celia forms

The first hurricane of the Pacific season has formed off the coast of Mexico. According to the United States National Hurricane Centre, Hurricane Celia formed about 350 miles off the coast of Acapulco and is expected to strengthen over the next two days. However, despite sustained winds of some 80 miles per hour, the hurricane […]

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 […]

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, August 29th, 2008

Gustav damages banana industry

With a week to go before Banana export begins in Jamaica, farmers in St Mary are facing almost complete devastation after the passing of Tropical Storm Gustav. Right across the parish, Banana trees were down but the plight of the farmers wasn’t the only problem St Mary residents had to face. Rains started early Wednesday […]

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Gustav and the Rio Minho give Clarendon a scare

Sections of Clarendon have begun to be adversely affected by the tail of Tropical Storm Gustav This morning the Park Hall to Grantham main road in northern Clarendon was impassable after the waters of the Rio Minho River began to rise. The Rio Minho continued to pose problems for Clarendonians as the Crooked River Bridge, […]

Friday, August 29th, 2008

View of Gustav

Amateur video of Tropical Storm Gustav shot from the offices of the Jamaica Gleaner Company Limited.

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Bog Walk Gorge Closed…

T.S. Gustav Continues to Bring Rain to Jamaica The Water Resources Authority (WRA) is reporting that the Rio Cobre has reached its critical point, 11 feet and rising. As such the Bog Walk Gorge is now closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The Public is urged to avoid this potentially dangerous area. The ODPEM advises […]

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Trelawny braces

As of 1:15 this afternoon, reports coming from Deonne Hylton-Lewis, disaster parish coordinator for Trelawny, were that 106 shelters were on standby, two of which were already opened. The Holland High School and the Hague Primary School are the shelters, already open and 62 residents from the Falmouth Infirmary have already been relocated to the […]