High winds battering southern Jamaica
Power 106 News at 5 p.m.
High winds extending from the eyewall of the dangerous Hurricane Dean are battering the south of the island.
The centre of system is still in the vicinity of the southern the tip of St. Thomas.
The eye wall comprises powerful hurricane winds. Forecasters say the system is continuing to move to the west at 20 miles per hour. Hurricane Dean is still a category four with winds of 145 miles per hour. We are now getting reports that more and more persons are moving into shelters islandwide.
People refusing shelters - Mayor McKenzie
However, Mayor of Kingston Desmond McKenzie says many people have refused to move into hurricane shelters. He says so far the community of Taylor Land and communities in East Rural St. Andrew are hardest hit.