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PNP says uncollected garbage from de-bushing programme helped to clog St Ann drains

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 9:19 AM
In this file photo a car is trapped along a section of the Runaway Bay main road, opposite the police station.

The People’s National Party is claiming that uncollected garbage from the controversial de-bushing programme in St Ann North West helped to clog drains in Runaway Bay on Saturday night resulting in flooding.

Several homes and small businesses were affected by the flood.

The Runaway Bay Police Station had to be evacuated and the road way from Brown’s Town to Discovery Bay was cut off.

In a statement last night titled the consequences of the vote-buying de-bushing programme, the PNP said the impact of the floods was discussed at a meeting of the party’s council of spokespersons.

Meanwhile, technical officers of the National Works Agency are to head to St Ann this morning to undertake an assessment of the damage.

The NWA officers were due to visit the areas yesterday, but had to delay because of coordination issues with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management.