Tag: ODPEM

What is a Flash Flood, Flash Flood Watch and Flash Flood Warning?

You’ve heard the terms on the news or on announcements made on media: flash-flood warning for certain parishes, or flash flood watch. In Jamaica, these announcements are directives from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), or the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 30, 2016

Ready For Matthew – Gov’t Says It’s Prepared For Hurricane, Jamaicans Urged To Store Water. The Government late last night declared that it was prepared to deal with the impending passage of Matthew, which yesterday afternoon, became the…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 29, 2016

1. Jamaica Under Severe Weather Alert From Tropical Storm ‘Matthew’. Jamaica has been placed on alert from Tropical Storm Matthew, which was formed near the Eastern Caribbean yesterday morning.Reports from the Meteorological Service of Jamaica are… read more at the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 3, 2016

Storm Relief – Jamaicans Rejoice At Escaping Earl. Jamaicans, surprised by the suddenness of warnings to prepare for a major weather system, are breathing a sigh of relief after the country escaped the worst of an “unusually” fast-moving tropical wave which

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6 Things You Need To Know Today- June 1, 2016

Stormy Defiance – Residents In Flood-Prone Areas Vow To Wait Out Hurricane Season. If weather experts are on target in their predictions for the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, communities, including those along the country’s coastline, must brace themselves for a tempestuous

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Earthquake 101 – Some Things You Need To Know

Hello diGgers, How much do you know about earthquakes – what causes them, the technical terms associated with them, how they are measured, and so on? Since we are currently in Earthquake Awareness Month, diGJamaica has put together a fact

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 6, 2016

It’s Sexual Harassment – Proposed Law Frowns On Gayle-Like Conduct. If a Sexual Harassment Bill tabled last month in Parliament becomes law, utterances like those made recently by West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle to a female Australian reporter could lead to

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What Are The Agencies Of Local Government?

November is observed annually as Local Government and Community Development Month. This year’s theme is ‘Empowering Communities through Improved Governance.’ According to portfolio minister, the Hon. Noel Arscott, the observance of the month is occurring at a time when there is a

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Fire Safety Awareness Week: A Guide to Extinguishing Different Types of Fires

According to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), a fire is the destructive burning of material that produces light, flame, heat and smoke. The menace of fire as a potential disaster is with us every day and

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Disaster Preparedness Month: In Case Of Fire

According to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), a fire is the destructive burning of material that produces light, flame, heat and smoke. The menace of fire as a potential disaster is with us every day. Most

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