Several areas of Clarendon flooded as heavy rain continues to lash the island

Clarendon appears to be the parish, getting the brunt of heavy rainfall, which has resulted in flooding in several areas.

The southern parish is one of several for which a Flash Flood Warning is in effect.

Member of Parliament for South East Clarendon Pearnel Charles Junior says following reports of extreme flooding, residents have been asked to stay home.

Mr Charles states that there are reports of badly damaged roads and communities being cut off.

Meantime Mp for North Central Clarendon Robert Morgan has indicated that the main road leading to his constituency is flooded.

He urged persons not to seek to enter Woods.

And as heavy rains continue to impact the island, the National Works Agency, NWA, is reporting that several roadways across the island have been impacted by flooding and landslides.

Most of the impacted roadways are in the parish of Clarendon.

Manager of communications & customer services for the NWA Stephen Shaw said residents should be cautious when traversing areas such as Aenon Town, May Pen and Pennants.

He said special attention must also be placed on the southern side of the parish where the Rio Minho enters the sea.

He cautioned residents on that side of the parish, to be on the look out for flash flooding.

In the meantime, the NWA is imploring the public to be cautious in the following Clarendon areas: the lower Chapelton to Rock River main road, which has broken away and remains impassable, the Trout Hall main road which is also impassable, the Denbigh to Manchester Avenue main road and adjoining streets which are flooded, to include Harris Street among other adjoining streets and the Freetown to Four Paths road at Rasta Corner, which are flooded.

Persons are being urged to use the east/west toll road, if they are travelling between Old Harbour and May Pen.

And the Bog Walk Gorge has been rendered closed due to rising water levels, while sections of Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston are now flooded.

Motorists are advised to avoid this corridor.

Over in Portland, the north coast highway in the vicinity of Bay & St. Margaret’s Bay is being impacted by silt washdown.


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