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  • Minister McKenzie is urging Jamaicans to take heed and make sure they are adequately prepared for the advent of Hurricane Matthew.
  • If you reside in a flood prone area and you are asked by Authorities to evacuate, please obey. We want you to be safe.
  • You can contact the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC), by calling 906 9674-5 or 754- 9077-8. You can also contact the Ministry’s Emergency Operations Centre to report blocked drains, flooding or request general assistance, by calling 1-888-991-4617 or 754-8497.

The following is a message from the Minister of Local Government and Community Development, the Honourable Desmond McKenzie.

Minister McKenzie is urging Jamaicans to take heed and make sure they are adequately prepared for the advent of Hurricane Matthew. If you reside in a flood prone area and you are asked by Authorities to evacuate, please obey. We want you to be safe.

All emergency systems are in place and ready to assist you once the need arises.

You can contact the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC), by calling 906 9674-5 or 754- 9077-8.

You can also contact the Ministry’s Emergency Operations Centre to report blocked drains, flooding or request general assistance, by calling 1-888-991-4617 or 754-8497

Let’s work together to get through hurricane Matthew safely.

The preceding was a message from the Hon. Desmond McKenzie Minister of Local Government and Community Development.