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Weather: ODPEM monitors Tropical Storm Harvey, deteriorating weather conditions expected over the weekend

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM
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Jamaicans are being urged to brace for deteriorating weather conditions over the weekend, as the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) continues to monitor Tropical Storm Harvey.

In a release this morning, the agency indicated that the system will impact some islands of the Lesser Antilles today, and continue to move in a westerly direction.

The Disaster Management agency further stated that Harvey is expected to pass south of Jamaica on Sunday into Monday.

“While it is not predicted that we will experience Tropical Storm conditions, the weather condition across the island could deteriorate. With this will come the possibility of poor sea conditions on the South Coast, flooding in low lying areas, and landslides in hilly terrains. Jamaicans are advised to take the necessary precautions and continue to monitor credible.”