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Pedro Cays fishermen begin arriving at Rocky Point

Published:Monday | August 1, 2016 | 3:15 PM

 Shanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer‎

Fisherfolk and other marine interests from the Pedro Cays have started arriving at the Rocky Point Fishing beach in Clarendon as the tropical storm watch is now in effect for Jamaica.

Boats have been hauled in, fishing nets, pots and other items used in the trade are being carefully packed and stowed away in preparation for the impending weather.

Hubert Adams, a fisherman said he began packing up to leave the cays immediately after hearing the bulletin.

"The soldiers first got the news and told us a storm was out so we should gather our stuff and leave."

He said the soldiers were airlifted and were the first to leave.

"Some people were moving out, others were packing up and some say they not leaving, but I think its best to come back to land because it can be very dangerous out there during the storm" he added.

Meanwhile, on land, persons were eagerly awaiting the arrival of their loved ones from the Pedro Cays.

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Jamaica as a strong tropical wave over the central Caribbean moves closer to the island.