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As the Nation prepares for Tropical Storm Earnesto, the ODPEM is advising the public to be on full alert and ensure that all preparations are completed today.
The ODPEM is advising the public to take the following precautions:
. See that galvanized sheeting on your roofs, outbuildings and fences are securely fastened. Ensure that you have enough boards, nails, rope etc. on hand to batten down your property.
. If you live in low-lying, coastal or flood-prone areas, be ready to evacuate. Decide on likely evacuation routes now. Plan to stay with family or friends in safer areas or in a public shelter.
. Put together an emergency supplies kit with enough items to last a few days. Make sure to include tinned food, water, a battery-powered radio, a flashlight, extra batteries, and a first aid kit and family medication.
. If your home is threatened by flooding, be ready to evacuate before evacuation routes are cut off. Turn off all electric circuits at the fuse panel or disconnect switch. If this is not possible, turn off or disconnect all electrical appliances before evacuating.
. Trim trees and secure loose objects which could become missiles
ODPEM continues to monitor the situation. For further information the public may call the ODPEM at 928-5111-4 or check the website at www.odpem.org.jm.