News

Sandy leaves Kgn strewn with fallen trees, wires and poles

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com

Friday, October 26, 2012    

Print this page Email A Friend!


LAW enforcement teams roamed the Corporate Area Wednesday night putting a tight lock on security following the passage of Hurricane Sandy.

There were very few vehicles on the streets, virtually no pedestrian traffic and the capital city was dark from as early as 5:00 pm as the hurricane cast a black pall over the city and street lights went out.

In Half-Way-Tree, a crew of about 10 National Solid Waste and Management Authority (NSWMA) staff used an electric saw to carve up a huge mango tree which had fallen from inside the National Works Agency (NWA) premises and across Hagley Park Road.

The crew, which included two women, had almost finished clearing 10 roads they were assigned in Kingston and St Andrew, including Dominica Drive in the New Kingston business district.

Close to the Grant's Pen Gully in Barbican, a group of people solemnly observed how close some houses built on the gully bank had come to being washed away by raging flood water, including one home which was vacated by occupants from the night before.

All across the city, gravel-filled roads with leaves and limbs from broken trees and light and cable television wires swinging from capsized light poles provided the most conspicuous evidence of the day's calamity.

ADVERTISEMENT

POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

 

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

Did the NWC prepare adequately for the current drought?
Yes
No


View Results »


ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT