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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 :2782

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 :2674

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 :2665

Tsunami Cancelled for Jamaica
On January 9th, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake occurred between the Coast of Honduras and the Cayman Islands. The epicenter was located at latitude 17.5 north, longitude 83.6 west at a depth of 20 miles. .....
ODPEM | 2018-01-12 15:44:22 # Views :2520

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 :2462

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 :2448

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 :2410

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 :2344

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 :2327

The ODPEM & Intelligent Multimedia limited partners to publicize disaster preparedness tips
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has partnered with Intelligent Multimedia Ltd. (IML) to publicize disaster preparedness tips for the 2012 North Atlantic Hurricane .....
ODPEM | 2012-08-30 11:52:56 # Views :2266

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