JIS News

Parish Manager for the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in Clarendon, Delroy Palmer said yesterday (July 12), that the hurricane damage assessment has begun.
“Five teams of representatives from Clarendon’s Welfare Committee have already been dispatched to the communities of Portland Cottage, Rocky Point, Mitchell Town, Kemps Hill, Banks, Kennedy Grove and Palmer’s Cross,” Mr. Palmer told JIS News in an interview.
He noted that teams would continue to work in the Halse Hall and Milk River communities today (July 13) and that assessment is expected to continue until Friday of this week.
The assessment teams are comprised of representatives from the Red Cross, the Poor Relief Department of the Clarendon Parish Council and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.
Meanwhile, Mr. Palmer said that some $90,000 was spent to purchase food items for persons in the emergency shelters between July 2 and July 8, and that 60 per cent of the items had been distributed, while the remainder was being stored.