HURRICANE MATTHEW UPDATE # 6 - Jamaica still under hurricane warning

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Head of the Jamaica Meteorological Service Evan Thompson is advising Jamaicans that a hurricane warning is still in effect for the island, despite the fair weather conditions at the moment.

"The system is still over the Central Caribbean. I know many of you are experiencing anticipation, disappointment, relief, but we are still under a hurricane watch. It is still a very powerful category 4 hurricane that is moving northwards closer to Jamaica and packing winds that have not decreased.

"The system is moving so slow and it is large. If it continues moving northwards it will pass over Jamaica, so we are still on a hurricane watch," he said.

Thompson added that there is a possibility of life-threatening flash flooding, strong winds and mud slides.