The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, ODPEM says flooding associated with heavy rain last week, caused serious damage in the parishes of St. Thomas, Clarendon, St. Catherine, Kingston and St. Andrew.
The heavy rain prompted land slippage and left residents of at least two St. Thomas communities marooned for several hours.
Mahiri Stewart reports.
Acting Director General of ODPEM, Richard Thompson, says St. Thomas and St. Andrew were the worst affected.
Mr. Thompson, who was speaking on Nationwide This Morning, says four shelters were activated. He says those shelters are now empty.
Meanwhile, Mr. Thompson says several blocked roads in the worst affected parts of St. Thomas have been cleared.
Manager of Communication and Customer Service at the National Works Agency, NWA, Stephen Shaw, says there’s still one corridor in St. Thomas that is still blocked.
In the meantime, Mr. Shaw says notwithstanding the damage done in some areas, the situation could have been worse.
Stephen Shaw, Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA. He was speaking on Nationwide This Morning.
And Mr. Shaw says there’s a strategic plan to address the frequent flooding of Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston.
Stephen Shaw, Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA.