Two houses damaged by falling trees in Portland .

Two houses were damaged by falling trees in Portland Sunday morning.

This, as showers associated with Tropical Storm Ian continue to affect eastern and southern parishes.

Eric Miller, a resident of Hope Bay in Western Portland said about 4:00 am he was awakened after a tree branch damaged his roof.

Disaster Coordinator for Portland Denise Lewis confirmed that a second home was also damaged by a tree.

She said the parish’s Emergency Operations Centre remains active.



Meanwhile , the National Works Agency, NWA, is reporting that all the roads which were reportedly blocked by fallen trees across the island have been cleared.

NWA Communications Manager  Stephen Shaw said the Salt River main road in Clarendon, the Sandy Ground to Luana roadway in St Elizabeth and the Cooling Spring roadway in Portland are now passable.



The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, ODPEM, through the National Emergency Operations Centre is advising motorists of falling rocks along the Bog Walk Gorge.

Persons are being urged to proceed with caution while traversing the area and to avoid using the area if possible.


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