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Clarendon officials appeal to residents of flood prone areas

Published:Monday | May 15, 2017 | 5:33 AM

Clarendon municipal officials are pleading with residents of southern Clarendon to leave low-lying and flood prone areas as the Met Service forecast increase showers up to Thursday.

Sections of the parish, including Toll Gate and Portland Cottage, were flooded over the weekend.

However, chairman of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation, Winston Maragh, says the effects have not been as severe as flooding two weeks ago that affected more than 1,000 homes and resulted in damage worth almost $90 million.

Maragh says shelter managers are on alert in case of any emergency. 

The Meteorological Service says weather conditions are expected to deteriorate today as a tropical wave moves across the island.

It says periods of light to moderate, and at times, heavy showers with isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue to affect sections of all parishes until Thursday.

A trough that is currently across the island is expected to linger for the next three days.