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Damage assessment begins after St Mary flooding

Published: Sunday November 11, 2012 | 11:00 am Comments 0
A car submerged in the Port Maria flood -  Photo by Kerry-Ann Lewis Pearcy
A car submerged in the Port Maria flood - Photo by Kerry-Ann Lewis Pearcy
A section of Port Maria under water - Photo by derronie@yahoo.com
A section of Port Maria under water - Photo by derronie@yahoo.com
A Shell gas station in Port Maria under water - Photo  by derronie@yahoo.com
A Shell gas station in Port Maria under water - Photo by derronie@yahoo.com

Residents and businesses alike are this morning assessing the damage caused by flood waters in the northeastern parish of St Mary yesterday.

Showers associated with a stationary front yesterday caused hours of rainfall in the parish. By mid afternoon the streets and business establishments began flooding.

Our sources report that a group of shoppers in a Port Maria supermarket was trapped for hours, as rising waters threatened their safely. At least one car was submerged by the rising water.

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

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