Category: MA_National

jdf

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...

Mandeville Flooding

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...

National Health Service

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...

water-restrictions-AP

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,...

weather alert

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...

Montague Robert

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...

Rain Generic

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...

JUTC

Weather Conditions Reduce JUTC Operations to 65%

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company, JUTC says it’s now operating at about sixty-five percent of its capacity due to the persistent rains. It’s Corporate...

SCHOOL CLOSED - Weather

Heavy Rain Update: Some Schools Closed

Education Minister Ruel Reid has issued a notice for schools to be closed in a number of parishes. This, due to the bad weather. He says all schools in Clarendon,...

flash_flood

Flash Flood Warning Still in Effect

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