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PM Holness to tour sections of flood-ravaged Montego Bay

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness will today lead a team of Government officials and technical personnel from the National Works Agency (NWA) on a tour of sections of Montego Bay, St James.

Several sections of the second city were severely impacted by flash flooding yesterday which left some roadways blocked for hours.

The NWA has advised that the main thoroughfare from Barnett to Adelphi remains impassable. A crew has been deployed to clear the road.

In the meantime, Holness is to receive a preliminary report from the NWA on the impact of the flooding.

The country has been experiencing unprecedented levels of rainfall since March this year.

The extraordinary weather event has overwhelmed the drainage systems, resulting in flooding. The prime minister is urging residents not to cross flooded roadways and to remain safe during this period of unstable weather.




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