Disaster coordinators reporting readiness for arrival of Beryl

With Jamaica projected to begin feeling the impacts of Hurricane Beryl late Tuesday, the island’s parish disaster coordinators, are reporting readiness for the arrival of the storm.

A meeting of the parish disaster coordinators and other critical stakeholders was held last evening.

With Hanover one of the parishes prone to severe flooding, Assistant Disaster Coordinator for the parish, Annissa Spence, noted that all critical agencies are on standby as the hurricane approaches.

She added that all 55 shelters in Hanover are on standby and are ready for activation.

Meantime, disaster coordinator for St Catherine, Yasheka Jathan-Thompson, said heavy equipment is already on standy-by in the parish, and a debriefing session is set for today to discuss the way forward.

Mrs Jathan-Thompson noted that the parish’s 66 emergency shelters, 16 of which are priority shelters-located in vulnerable communities, are ready, with shelter managers in place.

She urged citizens to be aware of the developments surrounding the hurricane.


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