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....

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....

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...

Severe Weather Alert (Lots of Rain) forecast for Saturday from Tropical Storm Erika

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Jamaica is in the midst of its biggest drought in years, but the country should breathe a sigh of relief, as Tropical Storm Erika is expected to bring 24-36 hours of rain, starting on Saturday. Erika has left a trail of destruction, including 20 reported dead (so far) in Dominica. Good for Jamaica though, it...