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28 Communities Recognized for their Work in DRRM
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) through the Building Disaster Resilient Communities (BDRC) Project honoured 28 vulnerable communities for their work in Disaster Ri.....
ODPEM | 2012-03-02 08:47:09 # Views :3536

Flash flood watch in effect for eastern parishes and St.Ann
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has been advised by the National Meteorological Service that a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for low-lying and flood-prone are.....
ODPEM | 2012-04-23 11:57:46 # Views :3504

Jamaica now under Tropical Storm Watch
The Meteorological Service has advised that we are now under a Tropical Storm Watch. The public is advised to either commence or complete preparations in the event that Jamaica is adversely impacted b.....
ODPEM | 2012-08-25 01:05:13 # Views :3489

Severe weather alert continues for Jamaica
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is reminding the public of the need to remain alert for possible flooding as an area of low pressure moves northwest of Jamaica, br.....
ODPEM | 2013-10-01 00:06:20 # Views :3338

Residents in Parry Town, St. Ann marooned due to heavy rainfall
The Office of Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management wishes to advise the public that flooding, due to heavy rainfall, has left residents in Parry Town, St. Ann marooned on lands uphill of Coyab.....
ODPEM | 2012-08-23 18:37:51 # Views :3127

Flooding Traps 7 Persons in Hopwell,Hanover
Flooding Traps 7 Persons in Hopwell,Hanover” The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM)is advising the public that flooding has occurred in the Hopewell, Hanover and seve.....
ODPEM | 2012-05-14 16:39:53 # Views :3099

Earthquake Awareness Week Open Day 2014
Earthquake Awareness Week is an annual event hosted by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), which coincides with Jamaica’s history of catastrophic seismic events inclu.....
ODPEM | 2014-01-14 20:44:47 # Views :3078

ODPEM urges caution with chemical handling and disposal
In light of recent concerns that surfaced following the improper disposal of a pesticide (Malathion) in Guys Hill, St.Catherine last week, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management .....
ODPEM | 2014-02-18 22:13:37 # Views :3073

ODPEM oversees Earthquake Awareness Day in schools
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) observed Earthquake Awareness Day for Schools by assessing an earthquake drill at the Denbigh High School in Clarendon on Wednesday.....
ODPEM | 2015-01-15 21:46:24 # Views :3059

ODPEM advises Jamaicans to take precautionary measures
Taking into consideration the current forecast for Tropical Storm Issac as advised by the Jamaica Meteorological Service, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) wishes to.....
ODPEM | 2012-08-23 18:33:14 # Views :3035

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