'God is not punishing MoBay' ... Mayor hits back at critics following massive flooding

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August 03, 2016
This car narrowly escaped being swept away as flood waters took over sections of Montego Bay, St James, yesterday.
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... Mayor hits back at critics following massive flooding

A continuous half-hour of heavy downpour associated with the passage of Tropical Storm Earl left several sections of Montego Bay, St James flooded yesterday.

But after photos of the calamity surfaced on social media yesterday, several persons commented that God was punishing Montego Bay for several acts of immorality such as murders that are being committed in that section of the island.

"Too much killing, God a show da (a sign)," Conroy Powell said on THE STAR Facebook page showtly after an video of the flooding was shared.

Another commented that there was too much homosexuality and crime in Montego Bay.

"This is not a joke but hope a some of those heartless people in Mobay get wasgh out," said Carol Dyce Cole.

However, Mayor Glendon Harris labelled the claims of God punishing his city or using the flooding as a sign are "ridiculous".

"There is much more positive happening in MoBay than negative," the mayor said.

Mayor Harris told THE STAR that poor infrastructure is to be blamed for the flooding in his city yesterday.

Gloucestershire Avenue was near impassable at one section and one car submerged in water on lands being prepared for construction at Fairview. The entrance to Albion in St James was also flooded and it was a similar situation at the entrance to the Montego Freeport.

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