The Jamaica Defence Force is now spearheading rescue efforts in the community of Sunny Side in Linstead, St. Catherine.
This, as twelve persons are experiencing difficulties as a result of rising waters.
Director General at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, ODPEM, Major Clive Davis spoke with Nationwide News this morning.
Meanwhile, a woman and her children who were reportedly seen perched on a perimeter wall since 3:00 this morning in the neighbourhood to avoid the rising waters have been rescued.
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ODPEM has also started coordinating its resources to assist other residents in distress.