Weather improves, Fern Gully reopens

Published: Tuesday | November 6, 2012 Comments 0

OCHO RIOS, St Ann:

Residents in some flood-prone areas of St Ann breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as predicted heavy showers failed to materialise over the previous two days.

As a result, there has been an improvement in conditions in those areas, including Pimento Walk, which the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) had listed Saturday as being affected by flood waters.

However, the Meteorological Service has predicted more rain over the next few days.

Disaster preparedness coordinator, Alvin Clarke, said there has been no report of flooding or displacement over the past few days and all appears to be well.

In Mile End, sections of the road were said to have been damaged by the recent showers.

Meanwhile, the Fern Gully road, which had been closed, was yesterday reopened.

- Carl Gilchrist

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