Showers, thunderstorms forecast for tomorrow
High alert for persons living in flood-prone areas

THE Meteorological Service has forecast an increase in showers and thunderstorms for the island starting late tomorrow and continuing through the weekend.

This is due to a broad area of Low Pressure over the eastern Caribbean.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is advising persons living in the following flood-prone areas be on high alert and prepare to evacuate when necessary.

The office is warning persons who live in the following communities to take preparations to relocate to higher ground.


[naviga:li]Thompson Pen (Spanish Town)/Lauriston[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Tredegar Park[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Linstead (Sunnyside)[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Nightingale Grove,[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Ginger Ridge[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Bushy Park[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Central Village[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Bannister/Big Pond[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]In Clarendon:[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Four Paths[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Portland Cottage[/naviga:li]



[naviga:li]Mitchell Town[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Rocky Point[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Milk River[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]York Town[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Toll Gate/ Bell Pond[/naviga:li]


[naviga:li]Cave Valley[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Aenon Town[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Bog Hole[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Race Track[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li] [/naviga:li]


In Westmoreland:

In St Catherine:



[naviga:li]McNeil’s Land[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Three Miles River[/naviga:li]




[naviga:li]Big Bridge/Egypt[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Little London[/naviga:li]


[naviga:li]Old and New Hope[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Sinclair City[/naviga:li]



[naviga:li] [/naviga:li]


In Kingston & St Andrew:


[naviga:li]August Town — Bedward Garden and Goldsmith Villas[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]New Haven[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Bull Bay[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Hope — Tavern/Kintyre[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li] [/naviga:li]


In St Ann:


[naviga:li]Ocho Rios[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Cave Valley[/naviga:li]


[naviga:li]Pedro River[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Lime Hall[/naviga:li]


[naviga:li] [/naviga:li]


In Trelawny:



[naviga:li]Troy – Tyre community[/naviga:li]


[naviga:li] [/naviga:li]


In St Thomas:


[naviga:li]Hagley Gap[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Penlyne Castle[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Epping Farm[/naviga:li]


[naviga:li]Ladies View[/naviga:li]



[naviga:li]Yallahs Valley[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li] [/naviga:li]


In St Mary:


[naviga:li]Port Maria[/naviga:li]


[naviga:li] [/naviga:li]


In Hanover




[naviga:li]Sandy Bay[/naviga:li]




[naviga:li]Pierces Village[/naviga:li]



[naviga:li] [/naviga:li]


In St Elizabeth


[naviga:li]New Market[/naviga:li]



[naviga:li]Treasure Beach[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]New River[/naviga:li]




[naviga:li]Middle Quarters[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Braes River[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Maggotty: and [/naviga:li]

[naviga:li] [/naviga:li]


In St James






[naviga:li]Johns Hall[/naviga:li]

[naviga:li]Tangle River.[/naviga:li]


Meanwhile, fishers and other marine interests are advised to exercise caution, as gusty winds and rough seas are likely in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms.

Members of the public are also being warned to decide on likely evacuation routes now and avoid flooded waterways such as fords, gullies, streams or rivers, either on foot or in vehicles.

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