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Flood cuts of Thicketts

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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RESIDENTS of Thicketts in Discovery Bay, St Ann, were marooned yesterday after flood rain cut of access to the community.

Councillor of the Dry Harbour Division Carlton Ricketts said residents of Thicketts were unable to get in and out of the community because of flooding in the Home Castle area leading into the community.

Ricketts said the area is usually flooded whenever it rains heavily but the level of flooding yesterday was never experienced before.

“It's the first it has ever been like this,” Ricketts said, stating that a vehicle was almost submerged in the water.

Ricketts said he has been having dialogue with the National Works Agency for some time about the constant flooding whenever there is heavy rain, but did not say what would be done to help solve the problem.

Residents in Standfast, Brown's Town, also a part of the Dry Harbour Division, also experienced flooding yesterday too.

“It is the first they have seen the water like this we have to go down there and help people out of their homes,” Ricketts said.

He said roads in his division were already severely damaged by heavy rains last week and that between Sunday night and yesterday morning the situation worse.

— Renae Dixon

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