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$175m allocated to some local authorities for emergency response, comprehensive assessment Friday - Chang

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2017 | 5:01 PM
A bridge in Clarendon is covered by debris following heavy rains. - Ian Allen Photo

Loss of bridges, multiple damaged roads and marooned communities have made Clarendon the parish worst affected by more than 72 hours of non-stop heavy rainfall.

Acting Prime Minister Dr Horace Chang says at least nine other parishes have been affected.

The Government says it has given some local authorities $175 million to respond to the effects of the continuous heavy rains, but a comprehensive assessment of the damage is to be done on Friday.

At a press conference this afternoon, the Office of the Prime Minister announced that Prime Minister Andrew Holness is cutting his trip to the Dominican Republic short to tour affected areas tomorrow.