At least one Mayor believes the country has long past the days where  people are forced  to evacuate troubled areas amid flood warnings. 

Spanish Town Mayor Norman Scott, says he’s confident people are now more willing to heed those warnings of disasters. 

He was speaking with Nationwide News about the state of readiness at  the St Catherine Municipal Corporation for the Atlantic Hurricane Season which begins today. 

Norman Scott, Spanish Town Mayor. 

Scott says the hurricane shelters across the parish are well equipped and are ready to be activated in the event of a storm or hurricane. 

In St Mary, Port Maria Mayor Richard Creary says his shelters are also ready to accommodate people if necessary. 

He says the drains across the parish have been consistently cleaned and maintained. 

Creary also says recent  heavy rainfall that resulted in severe flooding in sections of the parish, is the worst he’s ever experienced. 

Mayor Creary says there’s also need for  dredging of the Otram river in Port Maria. 

Richard Creary, Port Maria Mayor. 

And Mayor of Montego Bay in St James, Leeroy Williams says his team remains in a state of readiness to respond to any potential disasters.

Leeroy Williams, Montego Bay Mayor.