Jamaica

Jamaica: Situation report n° 5

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NATURE OF EVENT

The flash flood warning has been lifted for the island. The atmosphere is becoming more stable but there are still large amounts of moisture which can easily trigger rainfall.

COMMUNITIES AFFECTED

The table and the Map below detail communities that have been reported affected over the period of the event.

Community
Hazard
Comments
Port Maria Flooding Entire town devastated reports of water up to 5ft
Boscobel Flooding Main road inundated
Seamans Valley Flooding Road Impassable
Millbank Flooding/Landslide
Shrewsbury Flooding
Orange Bay Flooding
Shirley Castle Landslide Roadway impassable
Ocho Rios Flooding Newlin Street and Milford Road
Great Pond Flooding 15 houses reported flooding
Buff Bay Flooding Main road inundated
Ann's Bay Flooding Main Street inundated
Breastworks Landslide Resulted in the death of a female in the community
Cardiff Hall Flooding
Chalky Hill Landslide Blocked roadway
Fellowship Flooding Vicinity of the New Testament Assembly Church
Clarks Town Flooding In the Bottom Town section of the community
Chepstowe Flooding Resulting from the Spanish River
Annotto Bay Flooding In the vicinity of Dover
Jacks River Flooding
Discovery Bay Flooding Lakeside Park
Exchange Flooding Middle Street, Hand to Mouth Street
Content Gardens Flooding
Runaway Bay Flooding In the vicinity of Karl Rattray Institution
Agualta Vale Flooding

A site visit was conducted on the 25th of November to the town of Port Maria. It was observed that the town was impacted by major flooding resulting primarily from the overflowing of the Port Maria River. Flood heights ranged from a minimum of 2ft to a maximum of 5ft. GPS locations were captured at strategic points including the NWA Bridge, The Police Station and the communities of Pagee, and Warner Street. Losses were extensive particularly to businesses and residential premises.

ROADS STATUS

The NWA has advised that they are still undertaking road clearing exercises and all roads should have at least access by single lane tomorrow.

CASUALTIES

There has been one confirmed death in Breastwork, Portland resulting from landslide.

SHELTER STATUS

All shelters are closed

Map: Jamaica: Communities affected by flooding and landslide

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