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  • #61
    Re: Hurricane Dean & Jamaica - Contacts, Aid and Drop Off

    Source: Radio Jamaica

    PNP and JLP unite to form hurricane relief committee
    Friday, 17 August 2007


    A bi-partisan committee of the governing People's National Party (PNP) and the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has been established to ensure speedy assistance to persons affected by Hurricane Dean.

    The announcement was made Friday by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller at a media briefing which was convened, following a three hour meeting of the National Disaster Preparedness Committee.
    Mrs. Simpson Miller also urged party supporters to put aside electioneering as the country braces for the hurricane's onslaught.

    "I have contacted the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party inviting him to name a team to work with the team from the People's National Party so that we can arrive at a bi-partisan approach in response to this hurricane and in recovery effort which may be necessary. And I indicated that both of us should be in touch during this period," said Mrs. Simpson Miller.
    The Disaster Committee will meet again Saturday.
    Out of Many One People Online
    http://www.jamaicans.com

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    • #62
      Re: Hurricane Dean & Jamaica - Contacts, Aid and Drop Off

      The following is from another website, I am not sure of it's credibility, just passing on the info for what it's worth.



      I have been advised that flights tomorrow to and from Montego bay will either be canceled or delayed.
      The Airport will no doubt be closed some time during Saturday all day Sunday and a good part of Monday.
      I would strongly advise any vacations departing tomorrow to reschedule their vacation. You really do not want to be in Jamaica at this time.
      Airlines are still flying vacationers to the island to day which is, to say the least, irresponsible.
      I am
      Gary Stephens
      Vice President of Operations
      Couples Resorts.
      and will be based in Ocho Rios during the week end.
      It's Better to Burn Out Than to Fade Away.

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      • #63
        Re: Hurricane Dean & Jamaica - Contacts, Aid and Drop Off

        <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Milo Man*</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The following is from another website, I am not sure of it's credibility, just passing on the info for what it's worth.



        I have been advised that flights tomorrow to and from Montego bay will either be canceled or delayed.
        The Airport will no doubt be closed some time during Saturday all day Sunday and a good part of Monday.
        I would strongly advise any vacations departing tomorrow to reschedule their vacation. You really do not want to be in Jamaica at this time.
        Airlines are still flying vacationers to the island to day which is, to say the least, irresponsible.
        I am
        Gary Stephens
        Vice President of Operations
        Couples Resorts.
        and will be based in Ocho Rios during the week end.
        </div></div>

        which airline was that? the flights touching jamaica were leaving NOT arriving.
        Hurt people, hurt people.

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        • #64
          Re: Hurricane Dean &amp; Jamaica - Contacts, Aid and Drop Off

          Jamaican Diaspora Southern United States Hurricane Dean Preparedness Alert

          MEDIA/COMMUNITY ALERT

          Jamaican Diaspora Southern US Organizes Hurricane Aid (for Jamaica/Cayman Islands)

          The Jamaica Consulate General and the Jamaican Diaspora Southern United States Advisory Board are coordinating emergency preparations for Jamaica in light of Hurricane Dean now approaching the Western Caribbean region. A hurricane warning has been issued for Jamaica.

          Several drop off points have been set up at designated churches and central points of community contact have been identified, including the following:

          MIAMI-DADE/BROWARD COUNTY

          Tortuga Imports,Inc.
          14202 SW 142 Avenue
          Miami, FL. 33186
          305-378-6668

          Holy Family Episcopal Church
          18501 NW 7th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL
          305-652-6797

          Kendall Community Church of God
          8795 SW 112 ST. , Kendall-Miami, FL
          (305) 274-3072

          Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church
          2801 N University Dr, Hollywood -Pembroke Pines, FL
          (954) 432-8686

          City of Lauderhill Fire Stations (open 24 hours)
          Most central - 1181 NW 42 Way
          Phone: 954-739-0100
          Situated just behind De Jamaica Shop south of the Lauderhill Mall


          PALM BEACHES

          Karline's of the Palm Beaches
          4047 Okeechobee Blvd.
          Suite 230, West Palm Beach 33409
          Tel: 561-932-0103
          Contact" Karline Ricketts

          MDI Racing
          10351 Southern Blvd.
          Royal Palm Beach. FL 33411
          Tel: 561-798-2433
          Contact: Michael Clark

          CENTRAL FLORIDA

          Quick Ship Caribbean Services
          2153 W. Colonial Dr. (In the Magic Mall)
          Orlando, Fl. 32804
          Tel: (407) 999-9501

          FiWe Caribbean Cuisine,
          6601 Old Winter Garden Rd.
          Orlando, Florida
          (corner of Hiawassee Rd. & Old Winter Garden Rd (by Walgreens)
          Tel: (407) 293-6393

          ARIZONA/NEW MEXICO/TEXAS
          Jamaica Foundation of Houston - Andy Adams
          [email protected]
          E-Mail: [email protected]
          Telephone: 713-772-4456

          ARKANSAS/OKLAHOMA/TENNESSEE
          Jamaican Diaspora Tennessee - Janeth Simpson-Brown
          615 -0595-1454
          [email protected]

          GEORGIA
          United For Jamaica - Jason Walker
          Website: http://www.unitedforjamaica.org
          Email: [email protected]
          [email protected]
          Phone: 404-533-1248

          Atlanta Jamaican Association - Allan Alberga
          407-523-6300
          [email protected]

          CAROLINAS
          Jamaica National Assoc. - Ms. Jennifer Edwards
          336-643-5813
          8003 Goldenrod Drive
          Greensboro, NC 27455

          In the interim, persons interested in making donations can make checks payable to the Jamaica Consulate General (Hurricane Relief) and mailed to the office at 25 Southeast Second Avenue, Suite 609, Miami, FL 33131.

          Donations of any items should include a list of critically needed items such as non-perishable food items, batteries, flashlights, first aid kits, battery operated radios and bottled water.

          For further information, persons can call the Consulate office at 305-374-8431, extensions 223 and 232.

          Diaspora Advisory Board member, Marlon Hill, has urged other Jamaican communities as well as members of community organizations throughout the Diaspora to be on the alert in their specific communities to collaborate effectively as preparations are coordinated. All flights into and out of the island are cancelled tomorrow.
          __________________________________________________ ___________________

          For media inquiries or other communications, please call:

          Marlon A. Hill, Esq.
          Advisory Board Member
          Jamaican Diaspora Southern United States
          305-244-4456 or [email protected]
          Web Links: http://jamaicans.com (Web Community)
          http://southfloridacaribbeanews.com (Local Caribbean News)
          http://marlonhill.com (Advisory Board Member)
          http://jamaicacgmiami.org (Consulate of Jamaica)


          Consul General: C.P. Ricardo Allicock
          Cheryl Wynter (Consular Information Officer – 954-559-3955)
          Andy Adams (TX, NM, AZ) * Janeth Simpson-Brown (TN, OK, AK)
          Alan Alberga/Jason Walker (GA) * Wayne Golding (North/Central FL)
          Junior Farquharson (Palm Beaches/Treasure Coast, FL)
          Dale Holness (Broward County)
          Jennifer Hue/Salomie Chung (Miami-Dade County)

          The Jamaican Diaspora includes all Jamaican nationals and persons of Jamaican heritage (their family and friends) who reside overseas around the world, including the Southern United States. The Jamaican Diaspora Movement is a historic opportunity to unite and galvanize all Jamaicans, their talents, resources, and potential throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and around the world for the benefit of their local communities and the future development and support of Jamaica. For more information on the Jamaican Diaspora Southern United States, call emergency – 205-244-4456 or email: [email protected].

          Out of Many One People Online
          http://www.jamaicans.com

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          • #65
            Re: Hurricane Dean & Jamaica - Contacts, Aid and Drop Off

            MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 150 MPH...240 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
            GUSTS. SATELLITE IMAGES SUGGEST THAT DEAN COULD HAVE WEAKENED A
            LITTLE DURING THE PAST FEW HOURS...
            BUT REMAINS AS A DANGEROUS
            CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. AN AIR FORCE
            RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS CURRENTLY APPROACHING THE
            HURRICANE AND WILL DETERMINE THE INTENSITY. SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN
            INTENSITY ARE LIKELY DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.


            All we can do is hope and pray it continues to fluctuate. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70384-praying.gif[/img]

            Source noaa.gov
            HURRICANE DEAN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 21A
            7/5th of all people do not understand fractions.

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            • #66
              Re: Hurricane Dean & Jamaica - Contacts, Aid and Drop Off

              CHICAGO

              Chicago Concerned Jamaicans, Inc
              Phone: (312) 602-4548
              Web: http://www.chicagoconcernedjamaicans.org
              E-Mail: [email protected]
              Out of Many One People Online
              http://www.jamaicans.com

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              • #67
                Re: Hurricane Dean &amp; Jamaica - Contacts, Aid and Drop Off

                Florida - Additional Drop Off Point - Cayman Islands and Jamaica

                Tortuga Imports,Inc.
                14202 SW 142 Avenue
                Miami, FL. 33186
                TEL: 305-378-6668
                FAX: 305-378-0990
                For same items noted --- Donors should note the package for "Cayman Islands" or "Jamaica"
                Out of Many One People Online
                http://www.jamaicans.com

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                • #68
                  Re: Hurricane Dean & Jamaica - Contacts, Aid and Drop Off

                  any places in the ny/nj area where we can help? I must be googling de wrong terms [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img]
                  If you don't fight for what you deserve, you deserve what you get.
                  We are > Fossil Fuels --- Bill McKibben 350.org

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                  • #69
                    Re: Hurricane Dean & Jamaica - Contacts, Aid and Drop Off

                    I spoke to someone there this morning and am awaiting drop off locations. Will post as soon as I get them.
                    Out of Many One People Online
                    http://www.jamaicans.com

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                    • #70
                      Re: Hurricane Dean & Jamaica - Contacts, Aid and Drop Off

                      <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Kia</div><div class="ubbcode-body">any places in the ny/nj area where we can help? I must be googling de wrong terms [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img] </div></div>

                      from yesterday mi a wondah if dem nuh have concerned tri-staters [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img]
                      “Not all those who wander are lost.” –J. R. R. Tolkien

                      What if you took your life back....LIVE like you MEAN IT~~~~~FL

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                      • #71
                        Re: Hurricane Dean & Jamaica - Contacts, Aid and Drop Off

                        OFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
                        NEWS RELEASE #3

                        ISSUED ON: Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.

                        HURRICANE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FOR JAMAICA…VOLUNTARY EVACUATION NECESSARY FOR SOME AREAS

                        The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has upgraded the Hurricane Watch to a Hurricane Warning as Hurricane Dean, the first hurricane of the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season, continues to move closer towards Jamaica. This means that the following dangerous hurricane effects are expected to affected Jamaica in 24 hours or less”

                        § Dangerously high water and/or exceptionally high waves, even though winds expected may be less than hurricane force
                        § Average winds of 118km/h (75 mph) or higher.

                        Hurricane Dean is moving towards the west-northwest near 28 km/h (17 mph) and a general west to west-northwestward motion is expected to continue during the next 24 hours. Maximum sustained winds remain near 240 km/h (150 mph), making Dean a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. Further strengthening is expected during the next 24 hours.

                        On the current forecast track, Hurricane Dean is expected to move south of Hispaniola today and early Sunday, August 19, before tracking across Jamaica on Sunday afternoon. Outer bands of the hurricane could, however, start affecting the island by late tonight with increasing cloudiness, showers and gusty winds. As the centre of Dean moves closer to the coastline, the island can expect heavy rainfall capable of producing flash floods and landslides, as well as hurricane-force winds across the island and storm surges over coastal areas.

                        Evacuations (Voluntary and Mandatory)
                        In response to these projections the ODPEM is urging for the voluntary evacuation of all flood-prone, low-lying, coastal and landslide-prone areas across the country. As the hurricane continues its projected path towards Jamaica, the ODPEM will move to issue mandatory evacuation of these areas across the island.

                        § Finalize your evacuation plans, making sure you know of all available safe routes out of your communities.
                        § Find out the locations of the closest shelters to your home.
                        § If you do not plan to stay at public shelters make early arrangements with family members and/or friends to stay with them if your house is not strong enough to withstand hurricane conditions.

                        The ODPEM will provide the public with information on those specific areas to be evacuated.

                        Vulnerable Community Members
                        All community members are reminded to keep an eye out for vulnerable persons in your community such as the elderly and/or disabled persons living on their own and pregnant women. Notify your local authorities – the Parish Council or the ODPEM – if such persons are living in your community and will need assistance.

                        Volunteers
                        The ODPEM is asking for persons who would like to offer their services as volunteers within their communities during this time to contact their local Parish Disaster Coordinator at the Parish Council Office.

                        Shelters
                        If you believe your home cannot offer adequate protection against the winds from a hurricane or floodwater, plan to leave before the impact. Under the national Shelter Programme, government-owned schools are designated as shelters. Information about shelters in your parish can be obtained from the Parish Disaster Coordinator (PDC) at Parish Councils islandwide or from the ODPEM. Find out the safest possible route to the nearest shelter.

                        The following items can be taken to a shelter: blankets; flashlights and extra batteries; extra clothing; medication; 24 hours supply of non-perishable food and water – do not forget to take with you a can opener; toiletries such as soap, toilet tissue and sanitary napkins; infant necessities such as diapers and baby food; disposable cups, plates and forks; a portable radio and batteries; and a First Aid Kit.

                        In the meantime the public is reminded to:

                        1. Stay tuned to the news and weather reports and listen out for emergency instructions, if any should be given.
                        2. Thoroughly check the roof of your house, hurricane shutters, hooks and latches and repair where necessary.
                        3. Have your emergency supplies, such as tinned goods and candles, in place.
                        4. Prune trees that hang over your homes and other buildings if Hurricane Dean should impact the island.
                        5. Get extra plastic bags and sheets of plastic to protect your important documents, paintings, equipment and furniture from getting wet.
                        6. Be ready for quick evacuation if you live in low-lying or flood-prone areas.
                        7. All small craft operators are reminded to remain in safe harbour until all warning messages have been lifted and wind and sea conditions have returned to normal.

                        The progress of Hurricane Dean will continue to be closely monitored by the Meteorological Service of Jamaica and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and updates will be released to the public as soon as new information has been gathered.
                        Out of Many One People Online
                        http://www.jamaicans.com

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                        • #72
                          Re: Jamaica - Hurricane Dean Post

                          Hey fambily - how would unno construct an email to your company (manager) seeking financial donations to assist with the hurricane recovery?
                          Just seeking something short and and to the point.
                          <span style="font-style: italic">&quot;only true geniuses and/or dillusional ediots create their own quotes&quot;
                          -xKs
                          &quot; a Nation gets the Leadership it deserves..&quot;</span>
                          -xKs (Dec 29,2011)

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                          • #73
                            Sangster Airport Closure

                            Sangster Int'l (MoBay) will close at 9PM Saturday and reopen at 10AM Monday. Closed all day Sunday.

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                            • #74
                              Re: Jamaica - Hurricane Dean Post

                              NEW YORK

                              Jamaica Impact, Inc. “JAMPACT”
                              Website: http://www.jampact.org
                              Email: [email protected]
                              Phone: (212) 459-4390
                              At this time, we are only taking monetary donations to the JAMPACT Disaster Relief Fund. Donations will be accepted through our online payment system, PayPal, at http://www.jampact.org/ and checks should be made payable to "JAMPACT Disaster Relief Fund" and mailed to the following address:
                              JAMPACT
                              P.O. Box 3794
                              Grand Central Station
                              New York, N.Y. 10163
                              Out of Many One People Online
                              http://www.jamaicans.com

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                              • #75
                                Re: Jamaica - Hurricane Dean Post

                                Hi all I am new to your site. I live in Florida. I have been fallowing Hurricane Dean for quite some time. I am so worried for all of you. All of you are in my prayers. If you can give me a radar site I would be so very grateful. Any information you can give me or direct me to a site for information would also make me very happy.

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