Amid persistent heavy rainfall across the island, Member of Parliament for West St. Thomas James Robertson, says flood waters have forced some residents to seek refuge at shelters.

More than thirty residents in Easington, St. Thomas had to seek refuge at a shelter yesterday afternoon after their houses were flooded during heavy rains. 

Mr. Robertson noted that since the third week of August, heavy rains have damaged several infrastructure in the parish.

Tauna Thomas reports.

A team from the St. Thomas Municipal Corporation visited the shelter yesterday to assess the situation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Robertson says several residents in Easington are still stranded because their homes have been affected by the inclement weather conditions.

He was speaking on Nationwide This Morning.

Mr. Robertson says residents in other communities are also affected by flood waters.

He says residents in Trinityville and Cedar Valley are struggling to cope with the heavy rainfall.

Meanwhile, the West St. Thomas MP is criticizing a design for the construction of a bridge in Font Hill St. Thomas.