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Corporate Area drain cleaning programme progressing – Williams

Published:Thursday | July 15, 2021 | 9:39 AM
Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams addressing the monthly meeting of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston on July 13, 2021 – Contributed photo.

Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams has indicated that the drain cleaning programme for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane season has commenced in several communities across the municipality. 

The annual initiative seeks to reduce flooding and forms part of the municipality's hurricane preparedness activities. 

Addressing the corporation's monthly meeting on Wednesday at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston, Williams informed that the process started with the cleaning of critical coastal and non-coastal drains. 

He noted that following the completion of the cleaning exercise for coastal and non-coastal drains, a number of regular drains will be cleaned. 

“That process of drain cleaning for the hurricane season has started and it's going according to what is normal procedure,” he said. 

Williams informed that members of the City Engineer's Department have also been in the field undertaking an assessment of drains that need cleaning. 

He said by now councillors should have been advised of the drains that will be cleaned in their divisions. 

The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1 to November 30, is expected to be an active one. 

The forecast is for 13 to 20 tropical storms to develop, of which six to 10 could become hurricanes, with three to five developing into major hurricanes of category three, four or five.

- JIS News 

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