Atlantic most powerful hurricane heads towards Jamaica

Atlantic most powerful hurricane heads towards Jamaica

The most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic for nine years is moving towards Jamaica with wind speeds of up to 260 kilometre per hour, strong enough to wreck houses.

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has called an urgent meeting of parliament to discuss hurricane preparedness expected to make landfall by Monday.

Jamaica’s palm-lined southern coast is expected to be hit first. The capital, Kingston, is located in the area, as is the country’s only oil refinery.

Morgan added that local emergency teams as well as the police and army are on standby, while shelters are being set up throughout the island.

Local emergency teams as well as the police and army are on standby, while shelters are being set up throughout the island, Mr Morgan said.

As the storm approaches many Jamaicans are stocking up on water and food.

Tropical storm warnings have also been issued for parts of coastal Colombia and Haiti over the weekend.

Haitian authorities say the priority is to protect the southern islands of the country, whose inhabitants they have described as “first at risk”, according to AFP news agency.

Forecasters said up to 38cm (15 ins) of rain could fall across Jamaica and on southern Haiti.

While Jamaica was damaged by Hurricane Gilbert in 1988, the last major storm in the region was Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

As the storm approaches many Jamaicans are now stocking up on water and food.

Tropical storm warnings have also been issued for parts of coastal Colombia and Haiti over the weekend.

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