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Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - May 15-19, 2017

In mid-May 2017, the Meteorological Service of Jamaica indicated that a trough west of Jamaica would be influencing weather conditions across the island. Satellite imagery and
radar reports projected light, moderate and intense rains in sections of all parishes, especially in the south. Therefore, flash floods were possible in low-lying and flood prone areas such as St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester, St. Elizabeth and Westmoreland (
The Caribbean Rainfall Model indicated that a Covered Area Rainfall Event (CARE) was generated in Jamaica, starting on 15 May and ending on 19 May 2017.

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