St Mary residents begin clean-up work following flooding

October 27, 2016
Orantes Moore Photo These residents were seen strolling through the flood waters in St Mary earlier today.

Residents in the Rosemount Road area of southeast St Mary remain trapped in their homes following almost 12 hours of heavy rain on Thursday morning.

According to Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Winston Green, although flooding, landslides, and fallen trees left many residents across the parish marooned in their homes, clean-up operations have already began in most areas.

“People are trapped at a place called Rosemount, and in Enfield where I’m just coming from, the road has been completely damaged by landslide. There have been reported landslides in Long Road and Aleppo, where some residents are said to be cut off," he said.

“We have some heavy equipment working on the sections of the Junction Road that have been affected, so there is a continuous clearing in that area, which I expect will be done by tomorrow.”

Elsewhere in the parish, several areas like Islington, Tryall and Port Maria were affected by the lengthy downpour.

In Port Maria it is said that flooding blocked two of the main roads on the town’s congested one-way system.

There have also been reports of flooding at the Port Maria Primary School. 

 

 

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