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Jamaica Braces for Hurricane Ivan
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Jamaica Braces for Hurricane Ivan

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Jamaica Braces for Hurricane Ivan

Jamaica Braces for Hurricane Ivan
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Jamaican woman and child shop for supplies before Hurricane Ivan arrives.

A Jamaican woman and her daughter shop for food in a mostly emptied supermarket in downtown Kingston as they prepare for Hurricane Ivan. Half a million people in Jamaica were urged to leave homes in low-lying areas in southern parts of the island. Reuters hide caption

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NPR's Michele Norris talks with Knolly Moses, a Jamaican freelance journalist, about Hurricane Ivan. The storm is expected to hit Jamaica in full force late this afternoon, and the capital of Kingston lies directly in Ivan's path.

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