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Hurricane Ivan begins lashing Jamaica

Hurricane Ivan begins lashing Jamaica, threatens direct hit on capital

KINGSTON, Jamaica Waves two-stories high crashed on Jamaica's eastern shore Friday, flooding homes and washing away roads as Hurricane Ivan's ferocious winds and pounding rains began to lash the island and threatened a direct hit on its densely populated capital. The death toll elsewhere in the Caribbean rose to 33.

Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson declared a public emergency and pleaded with the half million people considered in danger about one in five islanders to get to shelters. Many residents, however, refused to leave, fearing their homes would be robbed if abandoned.

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