The Jamaica Public Service Company, JPS, is advising that it may become necessary to cut power depending on the severity of Hurricane Matthew.

In a statement early this morning, the light and power company says its system is built to withstand and operate throughout some hurricane conditions.

But the decision to cease operation will be taken depending on conditions.

JPS says this decision is dependent on the strength of Hurricane Matthew and the likely damage to its system.

The company says it’s difficult to predict if, and when, the power is likely to be turned off.

However, once the decision is made, JPS says it’ll advise the public via the electronic media and social media.

JPS urges everyone to continue preparations and to keep safe during the hurricane.