Tropical Storm Warning for Jamaica lifted

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The Tropical Storm Warning for Jamaica has been lifted according to a bulletin from the US based National Hurricane Centre.

Jamaica has been under a Tropical Storm Warning since Thursday after Hurricane Tomas threatened to dump rains on the island and add to the misery of Tropical Storm Nicole which had left many parts of the island flooded.

The National Hurricane Centre said that the centre of Hurricane Tomas was passing between Haiti and Southeastern Cuba.

Yesterday forecasters, including the local Met Service, warned that flash-flooding was possible in areas of mainly eastern parishes.

Above-average wave heights were also reported over coastal areas of north-eastern parishes yesterday.

That caused local disaster preparedness experts to remain on full alert last night with an appeal to Jamaicans not to let down their guard.