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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Thursday | August 28, 2008

Gustav lingers
A crawling Tropical Storm Gustav kept Jamaicans on the edge yesterday as it continued on a path that would put it between Jamaica and Cuba by late this afternoon.The slow pace of the system left most Jamaicans in limbo, as projections changed almost by the hour...

JPS and NWC ready

WITH Gustav expected to come within proximity to Jamaica by today, utility companies are bracing for its impact. The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) said it is now ensuring that all its emergency operation centres are ready for activation. Each centre will be activated...

KSAC keeps watch on trouble areas

The Kingston and St Andrew Parish Disaster Committee is on full alert today as it prepares to respond to any report of flooding in the Corporate Area.But Mayor of Kingston, Desmond McKenzie, is hoping that his team will not be called out after...

St Catherine braces for heavy rains

While the country remained under threat from Gustav yesterday, drain-cleaning exercises were put in place across several sections of the island.Keith Blake, councillor for the Independence City division in Portmore, St Catherine, started the cleaning of major drainage systems...

ODPEM on full alert

The nation's disaster emergency agencies remained on full alert yesterday as the country was placed on a tropical storm warning as Gustav, moving slowly across the Caribbean Sea, was downgraded from a Category One hurricane. At 8 o' clock last night, the centre of Gustav...

Farmers urged to take precautions

Farmers are being urged to take the necessary precautions to protect life and livestock as Gustav threatens the island. Agriculture minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, said although Gustav was downgraded from a Category One hurricane, the protection of livestock...

Resident fearful as Gustav approaches

A resident of Vineyard Town in St Andrew was fearing the worst for her life and property yesterday, as Gustav lingered over the Caribbean Sea.Pearl Wright, 66, is worried about having to face a storm because of her phobia of large bodies of water.It is...

Ochi walking on needles

Many people in Ocho Rios, St Ann, were worried yesterday that the weather system now threatening the island could cause the town to be flooded yet another time.During heavy rains in April, several streets and businesses were covered with mud, as a result...

DON'T WAIT - Important things to do before a storm

Look over your insurance policy to ensure it provides adequate coverage. Check the storm surge history and elevation of your area. Make an inventory of possessions. Photograph your house and all the rooms inside for insurance purposes.

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