ODPEM Evacuation Orders Must Be Heeded


It has come to the attention of the ODPEM that persons in the designated areas to be evacuated are refusing the Evacuation Order.
ALL PERSONS WHO LIVE IN COMMUNITIES CLOSE TO THE SEA ARE ADVISED TO START EVACUATING NOW.
A Mandatory Evacuation order has been issued for the following communities in Portmore:
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: All residents should assemble at 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.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Dean, the Salvation Army and Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Churches will be established as Registration Centres for affected persons and distribution centres for relief items.
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.

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