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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 :1117

Area cleared - Chemical odour, South Camp Road
Following reports of a chemical odour pervading the vicinity of the Central Sorting Office (CSO), South Camp Road earlier this morning, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (OD.....
ODPEM | 2013-03-01 15:21:24 # Views :1116

Hurricane Sandy Anniversary update
Hurricane Sandy Anniversary update......
ODPEM | 2013-10-23 23:37:56 # Views :1112

Flash Flood Warning in effect for St. Thomas, Portland, St. Mary & St. Ann
As a Trough continues to move across Jamaica, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is urging citizens to be alert as the Meteorological Service of Jamaica has advised t.....
ODPEM | 2016-05-25 20:51:26 # Views :1093

Fire at Westbrook Avenue in Riverton City
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is advising the Jamaica Fire Brigade was called to respond to a fire at Westbrook Avenue in Riverton City Community this morning......
ODPEM | 2015-04-13 19:20:49 # Views :1052

Fire extinguished at Riverton City Waste Disposal
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in consultation with the Jamaica Fire is advising there currently are no flames at the Riverton City Waste Disposal site......
ODPEM | 2015-03-24 19:30:11 # Views :1036

Bog Walk Gorge reopened
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) wishes to advise the activities at the Gorge have been successfully completed and it is again reopened for vehicular traffic......
ODPEM | 2016-01-18 13:52:01 # Views :979

Update on Riverton City Fire
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) through consultation with the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is reporting significant progress to date with fighting the fire at the Ri.....
ODPEM | 2015-03-20 20:59:42 # Views :936

Jamaica joins International Community in observing IDDR 2015
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) joins the United Nation International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) in commemorating International Day for Disaster Redu.....
ODPEM | 2015-10-13 19:41:27 # Views :903

Update Riverton City Fire - Schools Closure
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) wishes to advise that as at 10.00 a.m. today (March 18), the following schools were closed due to the continued smoke nuisance as a.....
ODPEM | 2015-03-18 20:25:21 # Views :842

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