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Damage in St Mary flooding estimated at $125m

Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 4:16 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Following two days of torrential rains the brunt of which affected the parishes of Portland and St Mary figures for the initial clean up costs for all affected roads have been put at $33 million while preliminary estimates for the permanent works in St Mary are expected to cost $125 million.

Information Minister Sandrea Falconer speaking at Thursday's Post Cabinet Press Briefing at Jamaica House in St Andrew said that the heavy rains on January 19 and 20 “did significant damage to about 30 corridors in the parishes of Portland and St Mary".

-Alicia Dunkley Willis

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