No significant damage in Manchester
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Manchester did not suffer any significant damage during Wednesday's passage of Hurricane Sandy, parish disaster co-ordinators have reported.
Mayor of Mandeville Brenda Ramsay reported that 110 shelters were opened by the parish council but only eight were used by 31 people. They were located at the Porus High School, Villa Road Primary and Junior High, Christiana High, Fairfield Seventh-day Adventist Church, and Ellen Street Community Centre in South Manchester.
There were reports of heavy water in Alligator Pond, but the mayor said residents were "weathering" the situation.
The mayor said that in Mile Gully, Northern Manchester and Woodlawn and Handbury Road in Central Manchester, fallen trees were cleared from the roads.
"All in all we did better than anticipated," said the mayor.