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NWA to spend $100M on hurricane preparedness drain cleaning

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 4:35 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it is to spend $100 million on islandwide drain cleaning in preparation for the 2018 North Atlantic Hurricane Season.

NWA Communication Manager, Stephen Shaw, explains that the drain cleaning forms part of the agency’s annual hurricane preparedness programme.

Shaw says the programme will involve the removal of silt, vegetation and solid waste from critical drains across all parishes, noting that those drains are currently being identified.

He says the works are expected to begin in the coming weeks.

Shaw says the programme will primarily target drains which routinely cause flooding of some roads during severe weather events.

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