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Hurricane Sandy claims first life
2012-10-24 17:38:52 | (0 Comments)
Charlene Stuart, Senior Staff Reporter
At least one person has died as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
The police say 74-year-old Cleveland Scott, was killed after a boulder rolled unto a house in Bedward Garden, Eastern St Andrew.
In the meantime, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, ODPEM, says more than 1,064 people have moved into emergency shelters which were opened across the country.
Of that number, 213 are children.
The ODPEM expects more people to use their shelters as the rains continue throughout the evening into the night.
The ODPEM had earlier reported that about 80 homeless persons were being housed at a shelter in Kingston.
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