Category: MA_Latest News

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WEATHER UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning Remains

The Meteorological Service says a flash flood warning remains in effect for southern and northeastern parishes. It says the warning is in effect for the low-lying and...

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Jamaica Hit by ‘Unprecedented Rainfall’

The Head of the Meteorological Service, Evan Thompson, says the island has got an ‘unprecedented’ and ‘significant’ increase in rainfall in...

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ODPEM Steps Up to Level 2 as Rains Lash Jamaica

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has been moved to Level Two as the government responds to flooding and damage caused by the heavy...

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JDF Soldiers Rescue 30 Residents in Linstead

Thirty people who were trapped inside their houses in Sunny Side, Linstead in St. Catherine for several hours this morning due to rising waters have been rescued. The...

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Widespread Flooding and Landslides Across the Island

Persons living in parts of St. Ann have been evacuated from their homes following reports of widespread flooding and landslides in the parish. The Disaster Coordinator...

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Low Staff Turnout at Hospitals and Health Centres

The Health Ministry says it’s been experiencing low staff turnout at hospitals and health centres across the island, due to the inclement weather and flooding in...

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Weather Conditions Force NWC Restrictions

The National Water Commission (NWC) says 30-percent of its customers have been affected by inclement weather. NWC Corporate Communications Manager, Charles Buchanan,...

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PM Triggers National Emergency Systems as Rains Batter the Island

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has instructed that all national emergency systems be activated as heavy rain continues to affect many sections of the island. The...

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Rains Cause Major Damage in St Mary

Member of Parliament for Western St. Mary , Robert Montague says the parish has suffered major infrastructural damage as a result of the rain. He says two bridges have...

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Expect Rain to Continue until Thursday

The Meteorological Service says Jamaicans should expect the rain to continue until Thursday. Acting Head of the Weather Branch at the Meteorological Service, Kareen...