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Flooding In St. Ann

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Arising from heavy rainfall that has been affecting sections of the island, the following reports have been received by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM)


St. Ann Flooding

  • Main Street Ocho Rios has been flooded
  • Milford Road leading into Ocho Rios has also experienced flooding
  • The National Works Agency’s (NWA) heavy duty units are currently removing debris from the main road in the town
  • The bottom section of Pimento Walk is flooded and several households have been affected
  • Teachers’ Cottage at the Ocho Rios High School was flooded
  • Flood waters washed through the New Testament Church in Harrison Town
  • The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has been informed of the situation and has dispatched a team to the Pimento Walk and Milford Road communities
  • The Ocho Rios Primary School has been flooded

Blocked Roads

  • Fern Gully remains blocked
  • Pimento Walk is blocked

The ODPEM remains on alert and is on standby to provide the necessary assistance.


  • Listen to your radio to keep informed
  • Do not walk outside barefooted during or after flooding
  • Bury all dead animals as soon as possible
  • Move your refrigerator, stove and furniture to a higher floor, or place them on building blocks and secure to the wall.
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