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JDF orders evacuation from Pedro Cays ahead of Hurricane Isaac

As Hurricane Isaac continues to move closer to the eastern Caribbean the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard is advising fisher-folk occupying the Cays to evacuate and move to land.
 
The Coast Guard has issued a news release that it is on high alert and will also be evacuating its personnel from Station Pedro Cays.
 
Lieutenant Commander Aceion Prescott, Acting Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard, is urging persons to heed the warning.
 
He said storms can strengthen suddenly and become even deadlier as well as more unpredictable overnight.
 
In order to assist persons on the Pedro Banks, the Coast Guard has dispatched one of its Offshore Patrol Vessels.
 
It was due to arrive Monday morning. 
 
The Coast Guard said persons should take advantage of the opportunity as the approaching storm will make it extremely unlikely that another trip will be possible.


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