National Emergency Operations Center Activated in Preparation for the Passage of Hurricane Matthew

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  • The Ministry of Health has opened its National Emergency National Operations Center (NEOC) as the country prepares for the impact of Hurricane Matthew.

  • Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton said “I am urging all Jamaicans to remain safe as we prepare for this very dangerous storm and in the event of any health emergency please call our NEOC lines for assistance.”

The Ministry of Health has opened its National Emergency National Operations Center (NEOC) as the country prepares for the impact of Hurricane Matthew. Persons who wish to obtain updates and/or advice on health emergencies or concerns can call the following numbers:

Landlines
633-8116
633-8267
633-8156
633-8125
Toll Free
1-888-663-5683 (One Love)
Cellphones
537-1709
536-9125
Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton said “I am urging all Jamaicans to remain safe as we prepare for this very dangerous storm and in the event of any health emergency please call our NEOC lines for assistance.”

The latest release from the Meteorological Service at 5:00p.m today stated that Hurricane Matthew is moving toward the northwest at 7 km/h (5 mph). A turn toward the north is expected tonight. On the forecast track, the centre of Matthew will approach Jamaica and southwestern Haiti on Monday.

Individuals who wish to obtain more information may call the Ministry of Health’s NEOC numbers or the nearest hospital. Persons may also visit our website at moh.gov.jm and like and
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