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High tides prompt evacuation in Old Harbour Bay
2012-10-24 08:46:44 | (0 Comments)
Rasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer
An evacuation exercise has started in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine as sea levels begin to rise and fears mount of a possible storm surge.
Parish Disaster Coordinator, Patricia Lewis, says the Jamaica Urban Transit Company is helping with the evacuation.
Meanwhile, residents of Nightingale Grove which usually floods in heavy rains have been ordered to evacuate.
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An appeal has also been issued for some residents of Lauriston, Hellshire and the Port Henderson Fishing Villages.
At present some 12 people are in emergency shelters in St Catherine.
"Although it is precautionary persons from Clifton and Glengoffe are in shelters at this time, we have been working all night and will continue monitoring," said Lewis.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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