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1000 still in shelters

Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 5:01 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the number of people in shelters across the island has fallen to about 1000, dropping from approximately 2000.

According to the Director General at the Office of Disaster and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Ronald Jackson, just about 113 shelters are still open islandwide, coming from about 140. 

Jackson was speaking at the special post hurricane press briefing held at Jamaica House this afternoon, Jackson said less than100 schools are still being used as hurricane shelters.

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