Latest: News

Flooding in St Mary

Published: Saturday November 10, 2012 | 6:09 pm Comments 0
A section of Port Maria, St Mary under water this afternoon - via Twitter @D_spender
A section of Port Maria, St Mary under water this afternoon - via Twitter @D_spender

There was major flooding in the St Mary capital of Port Maria this afternoon.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management says the community of Oracabessa and sections of Junction in the vicinity of Georgia have also been affected.

ODPEM says the rain was produced by the stationary front currently affecting the island.

ODPEM says emergency response agencies have been alerted and are currently reporting to the areas.

Meanwhile, persons in flood prone areas are reminded to:

1. Be ready to evacuate.

2. Decide on likely evacuation routes now.

3. Avoid flooded waterways, i.e. fords, gullies, streams or rivers,
either on foot or in vehicles.

The ODPEM will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as
events warrant.

Like our new Facebook page

Follow us on Twitter

Share |

The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gleaner.
The Gleaner reserves the right not to publish comments that may be deemed libelous, derogatory or indecent. Please keep comments short and precise. A maximum of 8 sentences should be the target. Longer responses/comments should be sent to "Letters of the Editor" using the feedback form provided.
blog comments powered by Disqus



Top Jobs

View all Jobs