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Flash flood watch in effect for eastern parishes and St.Ann

ODPEM | 2012-04-23 11:49:00

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 areas of St. Ann, St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew, and St. Catherine until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow.  

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH means that flash flooding is possible and residents are advised to take precautionary measures, keep informed by listening to further releases from the Meteorological Service and be ready for quick action if flooding is observed or if a Warning is issued.
Residents in the following communities:

Parishes Flood prone areas
St. Ann, Bamboo, Cave Valley, Moneague, Lime Hall, Exchange
St. Mary Port Maria, Annotto Bay, Highgate, Broadgate
Portland, Port Antonio, Boundbrook, Swift River, Buff Bay, Windsor, Fellowship, Bybrook
St. Thomas, Hagley Gap, Cedar Valley, Easington, Seaforth, Poorman’s Corner, Yallas, Bath
Kingston and St. Andrew, Lawerene Tavern, New Haven, Seaview Gardens, Cooreville Gardens, Gordon Town,
St. Catherine Linstead, Glengoffe, Old Harbor Bay, Point Hill, St. Johns, Spanish Town Central 

Take the following precautions.  

1. Be ready to evacuate if you live in low-lying or flood-prone areas. Decide on likely
    evacuation routes now.

2. Avoid flooded waterways, i.e. Fording, gullies, streams or rivers, either on foot or in

The ODPEM is advising all Zonal Community members in flood prone areas to stay in touch with the Parish Disaster Coordinator and the ODPEM in the event of any emergencies.

The public is advised to continue monitoring the radio for further advisories and to avoid areas that are at risk from flooding and landslides. The ODPEM will continue to monitor the situation and further updates will be provided as the situation demands.

Posted By :Kimberley Weller

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