$64 million preliminary tag placed on Portland flood damage
A preliminary estimate of the flood damage to roads and other infrastructure in Portland has been placed at $64 million dollars, according to the National Works Agency (NWA).
However, NWA Communications Manager Stephen Shaw says the figure could increase as the assessment is continuing.
He says a detailed report is being compiled to be presented to state minister with responsibility for works, Everald Warmington who is then expected to submit it to the Cabinet.
Warmington along with other government officials and technical personnel today toured affected areas.
Shaw says the NWA has already started to undertake remedial works in the parish with the agency clearing blocked drains and roadways.
But, he says more work will be needed to address all the infrastructure issues in Portland.