Sandy leaves Kgn strewn with fallen trees, wires and poles

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter

Friday, October 26, 2012    

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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.





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