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Normalcy returning to Rocky Point after flooding

Published:Monday | July 13, 2015 | 9:31 AM

The bizarre flooding that has been affecting Rocky Point and surrounding communities in southern Clarendon over the last two weeks has abated.

Much of the water, which was caused as a result of extremely windy conditions and high tides, has receded.

However, this act of nature has left behind health concerns.

Councillor for the Rocky Point Division, Winston Maragh says the Clarendon Health department has been in the area since last Monday carrying out assessments.

He says the health department has undertaken vector control activities in all the affected communities.

The councillor says the head of the health department, Dr Kimberly Scarlett-Campbell has suggested that a few residents be temporarily relocated from their homes as a result of flooded septic pits in their yards.

Meanwhile, Maragh says fisher folk are returning to sea.

The councillor says normalcy is slowly returning to the Rocky Point fishing village.