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North Western Clarendon MP appeals for help as heavy rains affect constituents

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2017 | 11:40 AM

Member of Parliament for North Western Clarendon Richard Azan is making a special appeal for help for persons in his constituency who have been marooned in their communities due to flooding related to the all-island rain now being experienced.

Azan said there is no electricity in some sections of his constituency and this has limited or totally cut of communication.

"The Trout Hall to Frankfield main road is all but destroyed, power lines are down, Southwood is cut off from the rest of Frankfield when the Damhead Bridge was carried away by the Rio Minho, Azan said.

“The phones are down in some of the communities because they have no power since five o'clock yesterday afternoon. Many persons in the Southwood side cannot get to shelters because they are cut off. What is worst is that several houses are lost due to land slippage and residents are staying with friends and family members some of whom are also in need of help,” Azan said.

Azan is pleading with the authorities to move as quickly as possible to get help for the residents there.