Hurricane Matthew: Press Release # 2

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Story Highlights

  • The National Disaster Risk Management Council (NDRMC) chaired by the Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, held an emergency Council Meeting yesterday at Jamaica House to address the threat posed by Hurricane Matthew.
  • The Office of Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management (ODPEM) activated the Hurricane Standing Orders on Monday September 26, 2016.

OFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

For Immediate Release
Press Release # 2
Issued on: Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.
Hurricane Matthew – NEOC Activation Level 1

The National Disaster Risk Management Council (NDRMC) chaired by the Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, held an emergency Council Meeting yesterday at Jamaica House to address the threat posed by Hurricane Matthew. The Prime Minister has placed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies on alert with a view to finalize their preparedness activities in respect of the threat posed by Hurricane Matthew.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management (ODPEM) activated the Hurricane Standing Orders on Monday September 26, 2016. The ODPEM has now activated the National Emergency Operation Centre at level 1.

The NEOC is the designated administrative hub for disaster or emergency response; it is therefore the “nerve centre” for Disaster response and recovery services.
LEVEL PHASE STAFF
Level 1 Monitoring Phase ODPEM staff
Level 2 Preparedness Phase ODPEM, select first responders
Level 3 Full Response Phase ODPEM, first responders and support agencies

For further information you can contact the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC), by calling 906 9674-5 or 754- 9077-8. The Parish Disaster Committees have also been activated.

PARISH EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
EOC Telephone
National EOC (ODPEM) 906-9674/5
754-9078/9
KSA 967-3329
CLARENDON 986-2216
HANOVER 956-2426
MANCHESTER 962-2278/9
PORTLAND 993-2665
ST. ANN 972-2615/6
ST. CATHERINE 984-3111/2
ST. ELIZABETH 965-2256
ST. JAMES 952-5500/2
ST. MARY 994-2212
ST. THOMAS 982-9449
TRELAWNY 954-3228
WESTMORELAND 955-2655

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