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.
The table and the Map below detail communities that have been reported affected over the period of the event.
|Port Maria||Flooding||Entire town devastated reports of water up to 5ft|
|Boscobel||Flooding||Main road inundated|
|Seamans Valley||Flooding||Road Impassable|
|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|
|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|
|Discovery Bay||Flooding||Lakeside Park|
|Exchange||Flooding||Middle Street, Hand to Mouth Street|
|Runaway Bay||Flooding||In the vicinity of Karl Rattray Institution|
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.
The NWA has advised that they are still undertaking road clearing exercises and all roads should have at least access by single lane tomorrow.
There has been one confirmed death in Breastwork, Portland resulting from landslide.
All shelters are closed
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