Eyes on Matthew

Jamaica Gleaner - - FRONT PAGE -

HUR­RI­CANE MATTHEW has been threat­en­ing Jamaica for more than a day now. Fore­cast­ers say it is strong and could dump lots of wa­ter on the coun­try, enough to cause de­struc­tion to prop­erty and threaten lives.

HUR­RI­CANE MATTHEW has been threat­en­ing Jamaica for more than a day now. Fore­cast­ers say it is strong and could dump lots of wa­ter on the coun­try, enough to cause de­struc­tion to prop­erty and threaten lives.

But Hur­ri­cane Matthew has been slow in com­ing and so, many Ja­maicans are tak­ing its ap­proach lightly. They make fun of it on so­cial me­dia. One man, tongue-in-cheek, said he spent a lot in prepa­ra­tion and wanted his money’s worth of hur­ri­cane. But oth­ers are tak­ing it se­ri­ously and are tak­ing the nec­es­sary pre­cau­tions. Some of the flood­ing that we have seen so far prove that they are sen­si­ble.

Here are some pic­tures taken across the is­land.

RI­CARDO MAKYN/STAFF PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

Street peo­ple at the Marie Atkins Night Shel­ter on Hanover Street in down­town Kingston wait for the pas­sage of Hur­ri­cane Matthew yes­ter­day. Some of them had to be forcibly re­moved from the streets on Sun­day night.

A woman at­tends to her sup­plies in the shel­ter at Man­chioneal, Port­land.

PHO­TOS BY JER­MAINE BARN­ABY/FREE­LANCE PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

Th­ese per­sons were on their way to a shel­ter in Man­chioneal, Port­land, on Sun­day.

IAN ALLEN/PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

A woman from Port Arthur Lane in An­notto Bay, St Mary, and her child, make their way to a nearby shel­ter.

Some per­sons, in­clud­ing this woman and her child, heeded the call from the au­thor­i­ties to va­cate flood­prone ar­eas in Port­land. They were seen at a shel­ter in Man­chioneal, Port­land.

RU­DOLPH BROWN/PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

This man is tak­ing steps to se­cure his prop­erty be­fore Hur­ri­cane Matthew gets here. He was spot­ted in Golden Grove, St Thomas, on Mon­day.

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