Update: Hurricane Matthew In Jamaica

by Wellesley

by Wellesley Gayle
Published October 2, 2016
supermarket lines in jamaica

From all indications, most Jamaicans were getting prepared for dangerous hurricane Matthew but woke up to the news that, although the powerful category 4 hurricane is moving at snail's pace in a northwesterly direction, it is expected to turn north.

That path would take the center of the hurricane further east of Jamaica. That said, the island remains under a hurricane warning because of the intensity of the hurricane.

According to hurricane.com,

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.

A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

Matthew is expected to produce dangerously high water or a combination of dangerously high water and exceptionally high waves, even though winds expected may be less than hurricane force.

supermarket lines in jamaica

Based on the official reports, rainfall is expected to begin affecting eastern parishes as early as midday today, particularly the eastern parishes of St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew.

Central and western parishes will have reduced impact but is expected to get significant rains which could produce extensive flooding and trigger dangerous landslides.

All this however is much better news than the doom and gloom originally forecasted so we give thanks. According to my sister, "Prayer certainly works!".

Stay close, well continue to post updates below as well as live updates on our twitter page

Comments for Update: Hurricane Matthew In Jamaica

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Oct 03, 2016
by: Wellesley

Friends, please follow

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Jamaican News And Events.

Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/myislandjamaica
Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/myislandjamaica

Articles You Might Have Missed...

Thanks For Reading!
Like What You Just Read?

Please join me in my effort to share the beauty and uniqueness of Jamaica with the world. You can do so by sharing this insightful narrative on the social media of your choice and ask others to do the same (BELOW). 

Need Help?

We have a cherry list of top Jamaican companies that might be able to help you. Please click here to see them, our preferred partners and site sponsors.

Get Exclusive Updates & Tips!

You are also welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica!

facts about jamaica book icon

I'll Gift You A FREE COPY of my eBook, 101 Intriguing Facts About Jamaica - just for subscribing!

Just enter your email & name below:

Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle
What's New? Click Here to read.

I've created a Welcome Audio.

Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here


Site Sponsors


Our Preferred Sponsors (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Jamaica Tours And Vacations
Jamaica Discovery Tours
Jamaican Souvenirs
Best Jamaican Souvenirs Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. Work at home Jobs - Important Warning For Those Looking To Work From Home !

    Oct 22, 16 08:09 PM

    Looking for a work at home business opportunities? Good for you, but Wait! not so fast, you'll need to know a few things BEFORE you start

    Read More

  2. Jamaica teas - Much more delicious!

    Oct 16, 16 01:49 PM

    Editorial: Jamaican teas are the best Published October 16, 2016 I have two large flower pot with fever grass growing, here in America they called it

    Read More

  3. Jamaican Bush Teas - Oldie But (Still) Goodie

    Oct 15, 16 02:28 PM

    by Wellesley Published January, 2015Aunt V having her favourite Jamaican Tea Last Sunday, I was listening to a particular program on one of our local

    Read More

  4. Jamaican Bush Teas - Which Is Your Favourite?

    Oct 15, 16 12:47 PM

    Love Jamaican bush teas? Is your favourite on this list?

    Read More

Tips & Tricks For Your Jamaica Vacation!

Jamaica Travel Guide

Click Here To Get Your Copy



Friendly Links

  1. Our Partners & Friends
  2. Catcha Falling Star Villas
  3. Wade Hilton Jamaican Author
  4. The Jamaica Real Estate Guide
  5. Medicinal Herbs-4u.com
  6. DancehallReggaeWorld.com
Interested in becoming a partner? email me here

Buy Me A Drink

(Click on the drink below)