Weather

Sandy Expected To Hit Jamaica as a Hurricane

Tropical Storm Sandy is expected to intensify to a hurricane by the time it makes landfall along the south coast of Jamaica tomorrow. TS Sandy is expected to move south to north across the island sometime tomorrow. Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected. Additionally, strong winds will accompany the system. The Airports Authority of Jamaica, AAJ is advising that its ...

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Education Ministry Orders Schools Closed Tomorrow

The Ministry of Education has ordered that all schools should be closed tomorrow as Tropical Storm Sandy approaches Jamaica. The Education Ministry has also instructed all schools to activate their emergency plans immediately. The ministry says schools designated as disaster relief centres, should put in place safe-keeping measures for all important documents and educational materials. A Hurricane Warning is now ...

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Tropical Storm Watch Upgraded to Warning

The Tropical Storm Watch for Jamaica has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning, while a Hurricane Watch has also been issued as computer models continue to project a stronger Sandy approaching the island tomorrow. This means that tropical storm conditions, including possible sustained wind speeds of 34-63 knots or 63-118 km/h (40-74 mph), are expected in 36 hours or ...

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ODPEM Issues Warning For Possible Storm

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is urging the public to be prepared for a possible storm. The caution comes amid a warning by the Meteorological Service that an Area of Low Pressure in the central Caribbean could develop into a tropical cyclone by tomorrow. The Met Service has forecast that in the coming days, Jamaica will ...

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No Tsunami Watch For The Caribbean

There is Currently no Tsunami watch in place for the Caribbean. The star marks the epicenter of today’s (09-05-12) 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Costa Rica. In a media release the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) advised that the 7.9 earthquake that affected Costa Rica this morning, was determined to pose no threat to the Caribbean. Please Refrain from ...

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Tsunami Warnings Issued For Central & South America

An estimated 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Costa Rica has triggered tsunami warnings for the Pacific coasts of Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru. A warning means “a tsunami is imminent and that coastal locations in the warned area should prepare for flooding,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. A slightly less ominous ...

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Tropical Storm Watch Lifted for Jamaica

The Government of Jamaica has just lifted the Tropical Storm Watch associated with Tropical Storm Isaac. According to the US National Hurricane Centre, a Tropical Storm Watch is now issued for the east coast of Florida. A hurricane warning is also issued for the Florida Keys. “We have no reason to maintain the watch given the current path of the ...

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Tropical Storm Watch Issued For Jamaica

A Tropical storm watch is now in effect for Jamaica as signs indicate that Tropical Storm Isaac could move closer to the island. This means that tropical storm conditions pose a possible threat within 48 hours. At 4:00 am the centre of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near Latitude 16.1 degrees North, Longitude 70.0 degrees West, or about 685 km ...

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Tropical Storm Isaac Heading into The Caribbean

Tropical Storm Isaac Isaac strengthens as it approaches the Lesser Antilles and is expected to become a hurricane today. Located 15.7N 58.4W or about 210 miles east of Guadeloupe with maximum sustained winds 45 mph and Moving W at 19 MPH Residents and visitors of the northern Caribbean, Yucatan Peninsula, southeastern United States and the central/eastern Gulf Coast should watch ...

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Ernesto To Bring Heavy Rain To Jamaica

The Met Service is reporting that Ernesto showed signs of weakening last night; however, a tropical storm warning remains in effect for Jamaica as the systems prepares to move south of the island. This means that tropical storm conditions, including possible sustained wind speeds of 34-63 knots or 63-118 km per hour, are expected for sections of the island today. ...

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