Hurricane Sandy in Jamaica

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Hurricane Sandy In Jamaica

Hurricane Sandy In Jamaica

Hurricane Sandy Update


History will mark today, October 24th as the first time a hurricane made landfall in Jamaica since Hurricane Gilbert in September 1988!

That's 24 years ago! Not bad considering that we are in the hurricane belt :-)

This time it was the 'bad girl' Hurricane Sandy.

Sandy literally crept up on us, catching everyone off guard!

But it didn't last long at all, quickly moving towards and across the island.

At the time of writing (8PM EST), it was just about 60 miles north north east of Kingston and moving north at about 14 miles per hour (Hurricane Center) so we are still having some impact in parts of the island.

So how have we feared?

It is still early days, but from the reports in so far it seems we have been spared the worst.

I understand that over 1000 persons are now in emergency centers across the island, one death, severe damage to agriculture crops (banana etc), down power lines and extensive electricity loss, loss of water, block roads etc. particularly in the eastern end of the island.

That is primarily St. Mary, Portland and St. Thomas.

But we still have to be thankful.

Yours truly is in the west (Montego Bay) and we have been stable for the most part here.

We had some rain and wind but for the most part, just the inconvenience of the loss of water and power.

I'll be asking for my fellow Jamaicans here to share their experiences on this post so we can get a wider feel of the impact.

In the meantime, thanks for all the love and the prayers my friends. It was very comforting seeing all the facebook sentiments and wishes.

Thanks again on behalf of all Jamaica!

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Oct 27, 2012
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Keep the Faith
by: Valrose

Good evening,

I am sending my heartfelt sympathies to everyone directly and indirectly affected by hurricane Sandy.

I recently was in Jamaica and missed my flight, however, I was able to leave on Tuesday. I was able to avoid Sandy, but do wish necessary repairs and dwellings will be back in its original presentation prior to the hurricane.

My blessings to all the hands that will go into making Jamaica beautiful again. God bless you all.

All the very best.


Valrose Minott

Oct 26, 2012
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Jah Bless
by: Ann Treacy

To all the good people of Jamaica: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, hoping you have food, shelter, clean water to drink, electricity, and most of all the love and protection of friends and family.


Always in our hearts, love from Canada

Oct 26, 2012
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MY HURRICANE EXPERIENCE
by: Anonymous

I HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM JAMAICA TODAY I STAYED AT THE RIU AT OCHO RIOS AND MY FLIGHT WAS CANCELLED ON THE 24TH BECAUSE OF HURRICANE SANDY.
THIS WAS MY FOURTH TRIP TO JAMAICA BUT MY FIRST EXPERIENCE OF STORMS/HURRICANES IT WAS INTERESTING BUT A BIT SCAREY WE SURVIVED !!!
BACK NOW IN COLD COLD ENGLAND.

Oct 25, 2012
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SAFE AND SOUND
by: Janet

I am, thankfully on vacation in the UK at present and so missed Hurricane Sandy but I left my husband at home in Lucea.

I, like most, feared the worse when the hurricane hit Jamaica and as we live on the beach our risks are greater than most, so you can imagine my happiness, when Sandy had passed, to receive a text from my husband saying "Im dry and safe".
Its a miracle only one person had died and can only imagine the devastation Sandy has caused on her journey through the island.

Living in the west, we don't seem to suffer from earthquakes, hurricanes and the like as much as they do in the east and I can only hope the government will step up and assist those who have lost their homes as quickly as possible to enable them to get back to normality as soon as possible.
On a final note.

I have only just subscribed to My-Isand-Jamaica.com and absolutely loved the personal touch when I received the first email and I look forward to receiving many more.

Keep up the good work!

Oct 25, 2012
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Sandy be gone.
by: Frank Tatem

I am glad that Sandy has left Jamaica. My thoughts and prayers are with Jamaica and its wonderful people. Be well and stay safe my friend.

Oct 25, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy
by: Cynthia Brown

I am so happy to hear that Jamaica did not receive much damage from Hurricane Sandy. I did see some photos on line. Stay blessed.



Cynthia

Oct 25, 2012
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Love
by: Anonymous

Love and peace beautiful Jamaica. Have been watching and praying. What can I do?

Oct 25, 2012
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No more rain!
by: Anonymous

Thinking of everyone in Jamaica. So sorry you all have to endure yet another hardship. Love to all people living in Jamaica!

Oct 25, 2012
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Sandy
by: Anonymous

Good Morning Wellesley,
So Happy to know that all is well in Jamaica. Thank you for your emails. I may not answer every one of them, yet understand that everyone that love God are in my Prayers. Here is wishing you Hope, Faith and Love,
Elizabeth

Oct 25, 2012
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Sandy
by: Terri(Los Angeles)

Praise God Sandy has gone on her way. I love Jamaica dearly, and was praying for all my brethren & sistren to remain safe.

Oct 25, 2012
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Sandy
by: Terri(Los Angeles)

Praise God Sandy has gone on her way. I love Jamaica dearly, and was praying for all my brethren & sistren to remain safe.

Oct 25, 2012
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Jamaican Storm
by: deborah

Thank God it was not too serious and did not cause too much damage.

God was looking down on the people of Jamaica.
Thank you God.

Oct 25, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy
by: Marcia -Jamaican Brownin

Hi Wes: Glad to know that Hurricane Sandy passed over our little island Jamaica and did not do much damage. My heart goes out to the family who have lost love ones. Jamaica do not need any Hurricane right now with the financial crisis the country is in,IMP Fund,rising gas and food prices a Hurricane worst than this would send the country right back into financial distress. Thank God for the little damage that was done and keep up the good work. Bless Up.!!!!!

Oct 25, 2012
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Prayers
by: Princess K

I pray the Lord will restore the beautiful island of Jamaica and provide shelter for the people who have been displaced. I thank God there were not a lot of deaths. I pray the Lord will be with those families who did lose someone. Lord shower them with your compassion in Jesus Name.

Oct 25, 2012
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Prayers
by: Princess K

I pray the Lord will restore the beautiful island of Jamaica and provide shelter for the people who have been displaced. I thank God there were not a lot of deaths. I pray the Lord will be with those families who did lose someone. Lord shower them with your compassion in Jesus Name.

Oct 25, 2012
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Bad storm
by: Helen the Germaican

All my thoughts and prayers went to Jamaica - Sandy has gone! It has left behind much damage but everything is reparable.
My sympathy to the families of the deaths.

Oct 25, 2012
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PASO DEL URACAN POR JAMAICA
by: Anonymous

No I have experience on salary notified on typhoons cones than shape verbal sort of take action me parecieron accurate and thin the recommendations , swell and timely.
to God sort of well you tell the worse remove , ourselves mantuvimos informed through all the half than communications existent on the planet than they were at the so much of this event natural than remove by the Caribbean ( Cuba and Jamaica cubrieron said report , and for all my family and brothers Jamaiquinos les deseamos the best blessings. than my God me the bless this day and always.! hay my isle loved! Greetings , Wilfred

Oct 25, 2012
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Hurricanes
by: Princess Sunari

Wes
I'm shit scared of hurricanes.
Will they have finished by November 11th which is when i arrive??????????????????????

God works in mysterious ways!!!
My translation -
God is a wierdo who knows what he is doing.
Once you commit 100% to serve God
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED.......................

Love You Loads Wes

Princess Sunari xxx

I have tried to ring you but the number i have does not get to you. the international dialling code i'm not sure i've got right
and the time difference thing is doing my head in!

Oct 25, 2012
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blessings
by: Garth

Our thoughts and good wishes go out to all the people of Jamaica in this terrible time.
We hope that the worst of Hurricane Sandy misses you all.
Our hearts go out to you all.

Oct 25, 2012
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blessings
by: Garth

Our thoughts and good wishes go out to all the people of Jamaica in this terrible time.
We hope that the worst of Hurricane Sandy misses you all.
Our hearts go out to you all.

Oct 24, 2012
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Prayers
by: Caramel1

My friends & I prayed for residents in Jamaica that it would be only a rain storm and that all is safe. I have friends in Janaica so was very scared. My prayers were answered and all is well with minimal damage.. Thank you for lithe update.



Caramel1

Oct 24, 2012
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Prayers
by: Caramel1

My friends & I prayed for residents in Jamaica that it would be only a rain storm and that all is safe. I have friends in Janaica so was very scared. My prayers were answered and all is well with minimal damage.. Thank you for lithe update.



Caramel1

Oct 24, 2012
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Good One
by: chuck

Glad you folks survived sandy. I always watch and wonder when I'm in that area what is coming.

Oct 24, 2012
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God Bless
by: Mel

I do pray that everyone is safe.

Oct 24, 2012
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praying for Jamaica
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Praying for those in the path of the storm. May God Bless and keep you all

Oct 24, 2012
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praying for Jamaica
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Praying for those in the path of the storm. May God Bless and keep you all

Oct 24, 2012
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Glad Sandy has moved on.
by: Anonymous

So glad you all are safe and that it has left Jamaica. I certainly appreciate your web sight. Take care. I will be there in January. Dee

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