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PHOTOS: Kingston residents picking up after Sandy
2012-10-25 09:58:21 | (0 Comments)
Arthur Hall, Senior News Editor
Residents of communities across the island are picking up the pieces this morning after the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy.
But it appears that in the corporate area, persons in sections of the Kingston 20 community of Maverly, Drewsland and Olympic Gardens have more to pick up than others.
When our news team reached Maverly this morning dozens of fallen trees were seen particularly around Denver Crescent and adjoining roads.
Several houses were seen without roofs while one man pointed to the roof of his house with large mango tree in it.
“See it here Sandy lift up every zinc and is in the rain me had to come and put block on them but that don’t stop me whole house from wet up,” said one woman who gave her name as Iota.
“Me chicken coup roof gone and is that provide the money to run the house. How we ago manage and how me ago get the zinc to fix this back,” added Iota.
Near-by, two young men were seen cutting off the limbs of a tree that had fallen onto the roof of their house while the buzz of power saws was constant throughout the community.
Meters away, two broken Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) polls lay across Mandela Highway in the vicinity of the Six Miles bridge forcing motorists to divert.
In Drewsland, one house without its roof drew the attention of passers-by while other house owners pointed to the missing zincs from their roofs.
On Olympic Way, two JPS poles lay across the road creating a major traffic block.
That was compounded by the dozens of fallen trees across the roadway and in almost every yard.
“Sandy did wicked to we,” said one resident as he pointed to his house where an ackee tree had fallen on his roof.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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