Weather Alert: Jamaica and Cayman Islands

Location: Jamaica and Cayman Islands

Event: An area of low pressure has formed in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, with associated shower and thunderstorm activity.  As the storm moves west-northwest through the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands are likely to be impacted by the storm beginning Saturday, September 24th.  The storm direction, intensity, and impact are uncertain; however, tropical storms and hurricanes can produce high winds and significant rainfall that may result in life-threatening flooding, flash flooding, and storm surge.

Actions to take

Monitor the National Hurricane Center, Meteorological Service of Jamaica, and local media for updates.

Identify secure shelter.

Review your personal security plans.

Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.

Make contingency plans to leave.

 

Assistance

U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

142 Old Hope Rd. Kingston 6, Jamaica+1-876-702-6000KingstonACS@state.govhttps://jm.usembassy.gov/

U.S. Consular Agency Montego Bay

Whitter Village, Ironshore

Unit EU-1 (across from Burger King)

Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica+1-876-953-0620MobayACS@state.gov

U.S. Consular Agency Cayman Islands150 Smith RoadSmith Road Center, Unit 202BGeorge Town, KY1-1010Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands+345-945-8173CaymanACS@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444

Jamaica Country Information

Cayman Island Country Information

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