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Jamaica should expect more rains

Published:Friday | August 29, 2008 | 8:58 AM

Jamaica is expected to continue experiencing bad weather conditions today even as Tropical Storm Gustav moves away from the island.



The Metrological Service of Jamaica says that at 7:00 a.m., Gustav was now located about 15 miles south of Sav la mar, Westmoreland.



Duty forecaster at the Metrological Office Violia Jones says the weather conditions are expected to last throughout today:



As Tropical Storm Gustav moves closer to the Cayman Islands, local disaster management officials in that country said they have all the necessary plans in place.



Director of the Hazard Management in the Cayman Islands, Dr Barbara Carby, said supplies have been checked and that government buildings on all three islands have been shuttered. She said the government hospitals, including are ready.



And, Dr Carby said shelters are prepared to receive persons and that the government is working closely with the business and tourism sectors to keep an open information flow.



The government yesterday morning issued a hurricane watch and warned that hurricane-type conditions are expected to start affecting the island within the next two days.