Trelawny communities flooded last week, once again hit by flood waters

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Floods Twice In One Week It was a case of deja vu for several communitiies in Trelawny, especially those in the eastern and central sections of the parish. Once again (twice in a week), flood waters have devastated several communities. See: Photos and Videos: One dead as heavy rains ravaged several communities in Northern Trelawny....

Long Pond road remains impassable – commuters pay heavy fares between Clark’s Town and Duncans

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The Long Pond road remains impassable after heavy showers between Wednesday evening and Thursday caused flooding across several communities in Trelawny parish. When Falmouth News passed by the area yesterday, the road was still under heavy, stagnant flood water, even as the rain continued. The heavy rainfalls has continued into today. There are 3 major routes...

Martha Brae River Rafting fleet almost completely destroyed

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“River come dung” is the common Jamaican slang for what happened in Martha Brae between Wednesday night and Thursday. The Martha Brae river overflowed its banks and destroyed or swept away almost 200 rafts. Most of the rafts were moored near the Martha Brae bridge, which is the end point of the famous rafting journey....

Photos and Video: One dead as heavy rains ravaged several communities in northern Trelawny

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After heavy showers from Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, the parish of Trelawny has suffered heavy damage through the flooding of several communities. One woman is dead allegedly from drowning in the Jackson Town area. She is an elderly woman identified so far as Tulli. Watch video and read story here. The major communities affected...

Video: Elderly woman drowns as heavy rains lash Jackson Town

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The body of a Jackson Town woman was found in the area today after heavy rains pummeled Trelawny from yesterday into today. She is Elizabeth Thompson, popularly known as “Tully.”, She was approximately 60 years old, and a well known person who is said to frequent the Jackson Town square. The Stewart Town police report...

Video and Photos: Fire destroys a section of Westwood High School

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Westwood High School Fire Fire damaged a section of the prestigious Westwood High School in Stewart Town, Trelawny late last night. It is understood that the blaze started in the kitchen at around 10 pm. Three fire units from Falmouth, Brown’s Town and St Ann’s Bay battled the blaze which began in the kitchen. It eventually spread to the main dining...

Videos and Photos: Fire Destroys HoSang Restaurant 

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Probably the oldest and most famous restaurant in Falmouth has been destroyed by fire. Fire began at HoSang’s Restaurant, around 5 am and a unit from the nearby Falmouth Fire Station battled the early blaze. However, they had to send for another unit from St James and they battled the blaze for over two hours....

Matthew is now a hurricane, headed for Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas

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Tropical Storm Matthew is now Hurricane Matthew. The weather system now has winds of 75 mph, surpassing the 74 mph threshold that seperates a hurricane from a storm. This was reported on our storm tracker page about 4 hours ago. You can keep up-to-date with Hurricane Matthew by visiting our storm tracker page. From UPI...

Tropical Storm Matthew expected to develop into hurricane and hit Jamaica by Monday

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  Tropical Storm Matthew, the 13th named storm of this hurricane season, is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Friday, and make landfall in Jamaica by Monday. Matthew is currently on a westerly path, but is projected to take a sharp northerly turn towards the south east of Jamaica. MIAMI, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Tropical Storm...