Entries Tagged as 'Portland'

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Manchioneal destroyed

The community of Manchioneal in Portland has been totally devastated, following the passage of Tropical Storm Gustav, leaving hundreds of residents homeless. Councillor for the Manchioneal division, Alston Hunter, said dozens of houses along the coastal area, including Kensington and Dumfries, either lost roofs, were demolished, or inundated. “It is total devastation everywhere,” he said. […]

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Looters add to Gustav woes

At least one businessman in Portland felt more than the effects of Tropical Storm Gustav, as he was not just the victim of strong winds and rain but looters. The Gleaner team in Long Bay, Portland, while stranded for a short period at an Esso gas station, witnessed a number of persons entering premises next […]

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Portland Update

Powerful winds from Tropical Storm Gustav slammed into Manchioneal in Portland lifting roofs and dumping debris on the roadway. At least one road way has been completely blocked. The road leading from Long Bay to the sea side community of Manchioneal is covered with huge piles of sand and pieces of zinc and other debris. […]

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Early Rains Flood Sections of Portland

The parish of Portland has been experiencing heavy rainfall since 8.45 p.m. last night  Conditions worsened with high winds this morning sometime between 4.15 and 4.45 a.m. Sections of Bryan’s Bay in Portland seem to be receiving the worst of the weather. The sea along the main road, which leads from Bryan’s Bay into Port Antonio […]

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Dean damage in Long Bay, Portland

Renae Simpson Reid, a 32-year-old journalism student at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, from Boston in Portland, e-mailed us her photographs of the damage caused to the nearby community of Long Bay: Photo by Renae Simpson Reid: the main road in Long Bay, Portland which had to cleared of sand swept over […]

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

‘Dean’ batters Portland

Gareth Davis, Gleaner Writer Hurricane Dean unleashed devastation on Portland, damaging dozens of houses, destroying livestock, and forcing many persons into disaster shelters. The Manchioneal area was the scene for some of this category four hurricane’s fury. Within an hour after winds began to increase, 16 houses had already lost their roofs. Even more scary than […]