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Flooding in St James causes massive damage

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2021 | 12:17 AM
Heavy rainfall resulted in severe flooding in sections of St James on Friday, which left many businesses and motorists with extensive damage.
Heavy rainfall resulted in severe flooding in sections of St James on Friday, which left many businesses and motorists with extensive damage.

The Government is now facing another massive bill following heavy rainfall that resulted in severe flooding in sections of St James on Friday and yesterday, which left many businesses and motorists with extensive damage.

The showers, which started in the evening, caused a deluge in several inner-city communities in Montego Bay and flooded a number of main thoroughfares and businesses. The areas mostly affected were Long Hill, Wiltshire, the Leethe crossing, King Gate, Cornwall Courts and Belmont.

Six motorists were reportedly injured and had to be taken to hospital, after their vehicles were badly damaged by rocks and raging flood waters, while more than a dozen business establishments reported major damage.

Several motorists gave accounts of narrowly escaping death from the flood waters that wrecked their vehicles.