We are in contact with Riverton residents and youth and thus far there is no flooding in Riverton itself yet and that the community is coming together to help those in need. The Riverton Early Basic School is the designated local community shelter and is open. The hurricane proof roof was funded several years ago by FFC members after it was damaged in a previous hurricane. Now it is a beacon of safety in the community. We will continue praying for the safety of all Jamaicans and do what we can to support those in need through this crisis.
Go to The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management for more updates and information on how to prepare and also how to deal with the aftermath of a hurricane. Or continue reading below:
Protect Your Family
Disasters can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighbourhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services such as water, electricity or telephones were cut off? Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away.
Families can, and do, cope with disasters by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Follow the steps listed below to create your family’s disaster plan. Knowing what to do in any eventuality is your best protection and your responsibility.