Assisted Evacuation Continues This Morning


The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is advising that the Jamaica Urban Transport Corporation (JUTC) will resume transportation of evacuees to the relevant emergency shelters this morning. Pick up begins at 6:30 until 7:30 a.m. at the designated assembly points outlined below.
Portmore:1. Waterford2. Caymans Gardens3. Portsmouth4. Armada Courts5. Port Henderson Road6. Passage Fort7. Independence City8. West Chester9. Edge Water10. Garvey Mead11. Bridgeview12. West Mead13. West Port14. South Borough
Assembly points:
1. West Port Community Centre2. West Chester Community Centre3. Edge Water Community Centre4. South Borough Community Centre5. Bayside New Testament Church of God6. SDC Sports Complex7. Braeton All Age School8. Greater Portmore Primary
Bull Bay, St. Andrew:1. Taylor Lands2. 9 Mile Square
Assembly point: St. Benedicts Primary School and Church
Nightingale Grove:Assembly point: Bushy Park Baptist Church
Seaforth, St. Thomas:Communities along the Johnson River:
1. Riverside Drive2. Blacksmith Lane3. Moodie Lane4. Packa Lane5. York (ShantyTown)6. Morant Area.
Assembly points:
1. Seaforth High2. Seaforth Primary
Bath, St. Thomas:All low-lying areas of Bath are being asked to evacuate to the Bath Primary and Junior High.
Port Royal: Residents will be evacuated to the National Arena.
Shelter Managers are being asked to open ALL shelters in the evacuation zones and persons are advised to take along basic items such as bedding, flashlight, extra clothing, medication, food, water, infant necessities (if required) and a first-aid kit.
The progress of Hurricane Dean will continue to be closely monitored by the Meteorological Service of Jamaica and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and updates will be released to the public as soon as new information has been gathered.
Contact: Kerry-Ann Morris, Information Officer, kmorris@odpem.org.jm

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