Portmore Jamaica

Sunshine City of Jamaica is Portmore

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Portmore was granted Municipality status in 2003 and has its own City Council and Mayor, following the British-based model of Jamaican local government

Horse Racing is popular and all major horse races are run at Caymanas Park located in north Portmore.


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Tropical Storm Warning Discontinued For Jamaica

The Meteorological Service has discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for Jamaica.
The island is no longer at threat of tropical storm-force winds as Hurricane Matthew continues to move away and weather conditions improve. The MET Office says at 10 a.m. the centre of Hurricane Matthew was located near Latitude 18.9 degrees North, Longitude 74.3 degrees West. This is about 230 kilometres (140 miles) east of Morant Point, Jamaica or 60 kilometres (35 miles) east of Tiburon, Haiti.

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Source:: Tropical Storm Warning Discontinued For Jamaica

Local Government Minister Warns Jamaicans To Take Hurricane Matthew Very Seriously

Jamaicans are being warned to take the threat of Hurricane Matthew seriously, as it travels toward the island. The Hurricane is now a Category Four weather system, and is projected to affect the country by Sunday evening or Monday morning. The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has stated that should the current strength of the Hurricane hold, up to 16 inches of rain could be dumped in eastern parishes.

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Source:: Local Government Minister Warns Jamaicans To Take Hurricane Matthew Very Seriously

ST. CATHERINE PARISH COUNCIL CALLS EMERGENCY MEETING RE IMPENDING HURRICANE MATTHEW

ST. CATHERINE PARISH COUNCIL CALLS EMERGENCY MEETING RE IMPENDING HURRICANE MATTHEW

The St. Catherine Parish Disaster Management, Environment and Climate Change Committee called an Emergency Meeting today, Friday, September 30, 2016 in the Council’s meeting room to have discussions on impending Hurricane Matthew.

Discussions were focused on the preparation of operational plans and review by agencies, the state of critical drains and gullies and activation of the Emergency Operations Centre.

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Source:: ST. CATHERINE PARISH COUNCIL CALLS EMERGENCY MEETING RE IMPENDING HURRICANE MATTHEW

Hazard Maps: Hurricane Matthew

In an effort to provide the best possible information to prepare for the impending impact of Hurricane Matthew, the Manchester Parish Council has provided the public with the following maps. Please note whether you are in a flood prone/land slide area and make every effort to secure you property and person.

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Source:: Hazard Maps: Hurricane Matthew