JIS News

Parish Disaster Coordinator, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), St. Mary, Yolande Jankie, is reporting that there have been a number of land slippages in the parish as a result of the persistent heavy rainfall.
Speaking in an interview with JIS News, Ms. Jankie said that slippages have occurred in the Junction and Richmond areas, which are being cleared by the National Works Agency (NWA) to allow for single traffic.
“We have had reports of landslides from Red Hills to Carron Hall and that area is cut off,” she said, noting that Derry Road in Western St. Mary has been severely damaged. She said that no shelters have been opened.
Ms. Jankie further informed that most sections of the parish are without electricity. The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has activated its emergency operations centre, with attendants on hand to respond to emergencies, in addition to any restoration work required.
Meanwhile, representative from the ODPEM Portland Office, Cameal Renwick said that Long Level in the Moore Town area is under water and flooding as been reported in Long Bay in East Portland. There has been consistent rainfall in the Fairy Hill area of the parish.

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