JIS News

Teams from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the National Works Agency (NWA) are continuing assessment of damage to homes and infrastructure in St. Mary.
Speaking with JIS News, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) Parish Disaster Coordinator, Yolande Jankie said that “assessments have already started in Cox Street and Kirklane and these will be continuing today.”
“We will be doing these assessments so that the needs of the people can be identified,” she said, adding that so far, only tarpaulins have been issued to persons.
She informed that no shelters were opened, as persons whose homes were extensively damaged in the Heywood Hall and Hopewell areas had gone to stay with relatives.
In the meantime, work teams continue to clear blocked roads in areas such as Richmond, Junction, Cox Street, and Sandside.
Ms. Jankie informed that the health services in the parish are fully functional, and water and electricity have been restored to most areas of the parish.

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