Just in case you are affected...
Store water in a clean, covered container.

THE Ministry of Health & Wellness Friday urged Jamaicans to take the following precautions if affected by the weather system:

Food Safety

• Do not store food items next to chemicals such as kerosene, bleach, detergents and insect sprays.

• Do not purchase/use food from tins which have signs of dents, bulges or other damage.

• Keep food items in a dry and cool place.

• Store packages of sugar, flour, rice and crackers in their original package or in tightly closed containers.

• Keep a bag of emergency food in the event you have to evacuate your home. This should include only canned and dry food items.

Water safety

• Store water in a clean, covered container. The lid of the container should fit tightly to prevent mosquito breeding.

• Do not use containers which have previously stored harmful chemicals.

• Use a clean container with a handle so as to scoop water out from where it is stored.

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