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Hurricane Dean 150 miles from Jamaica

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2007 | 12:07 PM

11 a.m. bulletin from the Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre



Hurricane Dean 150 miles from Jamaica



Weather forecasters are reporting that the center of Hurricane Dean is now just 150 miles away from Kingston.

Dean is passing just south of Haiti whipping the country with heavy flood rains and tropical storm force winds and occasional hurricane-force gust.

As Hurricane Dean heads west-northwest, the northern end of its eyewall will likely strike a destructive blow to Jamaica later this afternoon.





PM appeals for people to evacuate



Prime Minister Portia Simpson has again appealed to people living in low lying and flood prone areas to move to higher ground.

The Prime Minister was speaking a short while ago from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management.

The Prime Minister says adequate security systems are in place to protect commercial and residential properties.





STAY TUNED TO POWER 106 FM AS THE GLEANER/POWER 106 NEWS CENTRE CONTINUES TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE ISLANDWIDE COVERAGE ON HURRICANE DEAN.