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Hurricane Preparedness

The hurricane season in Jamaica officially spans from June 1 to November 30. August and September are the peak months with rainfall highest between June and November. BIMS advises you to be prepared for these storms the warning of which will be provided in advance.

Before the storm

  • Keep yourself updated by tuning in to the local radio and television stations.
  • Keep checking BIMS website for reports and instructions.
  • Stock up on all emergency supplies
  • Secure all items outdoors.
  • Bring all movable objects indoors.
  • Ensure availability of simple first-aid supplies such as bandages, iodine, etc.
  • Adjust refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting to ensure it remains cold for a long time in the eventuality of a power cut-off.
  • Keep all important documents in sealed watertight containers.

During the storm

  • Stay indoors, do not step outside
  • Keep all essentials like drinking water, flashlight, within reach
  • Where possible, unplug your electronics
  • Stay updated with all storm-related information
  • Keep the following emergency numbers on hand:



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