PM Holness to Tour Sections of Flood Ravaged Montego Bay

Photo: JIS Photographer Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness. (FILE)

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  • Prime Minister Andrew Holness will on Thursday (November 23) lead a team of Government officials and technical personnel from the National Works Agency (NWA) on a tour of sections of Montego Bay, St. James
  • The NWA has advised that the main thoroughfare from Barnett to Adelphi remains impassible. A crew has been deployed to clear the road.
  • Prime Minister Holness is urging residents not to cross flooded roadways and to remain safe during this period of unstable weather.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness will on Thursday (November 23) lead a team of Government officials and technical personnel from the National Works Agency (NWA) on a tour of sections of Montego Bay, St. James.

The area was severely impacted by flash flooding earlier today (November 22) which left several roads blocked for several hours.

The NWA has advised that the main thoroughfare from Barnett to Adelphi remains impassible. A crew has been deployed to clear the road.

In the meantime, Prime Minister Holness is to receive a preliminary report from the NWA on the impact of the flooding.

The country has been experiencing unprecedented levels of rainfall since March this year.

The extraordinary weather event has overwhelmed the drainage systems resulting in flooding.

Prime Minister Holness is urging residents not to cross flooded roadways and to remain safe during this period of unstable weather.

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