High waves caused by Hurricane Sandy
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Hurricane Sandy hits Jamaica coast

24 October 2012 Last updated at 22:46 BST

Hurricane Sandy has hit Jamaica's south-eastern coast, not far from the capital Kingston.

Schools and airports have been closed and a curfew is in place in cities to keep people off the streets.

Meteorologists are expecting between 15cm and 50cm of rain to fall.

Althea McKenzie is a journalist in the Jamaican capital, Kingston.