PUBLIC URGED TO HEIGHTEN PREPARATION FOR HURRICANE SEASON

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Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Desmond McKenzie, is imploring Jamaicans to heighten preparedness for any eventualities during the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane season.
The Met Service of Jamaica is reporting that the forecast is for 13 to 20 tropical storms to develop, of which six to 10 could become hurricanes, and three to five could develop into major hurricanes of categories three, four or five.
Minister McKenzie said that while Government is in a state of readiness, residents must put measures in place to ensure that they can “withstand whatever comes during this hurricane season”.

The Minister noted that the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Social Development Commission (SDC) and the Parish Disaster Coordinator will ensure that all is in place to respond if a hurricane hits.