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Portia to outline recovery strategy

Portia to outline recovery strategy

Tue, October 30, 2012 - 2:15 PM

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is today expected to tell the Parliament the areas which will be given priority attention in the Hurricane Sandy recovery process.

Yesterday the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management and other government agencies presented the Cabinet with preliminary estimates of the damage caused by the category one hurricane.

Government sources revealed last night that during a marathon meeting yesterday Cabinet poured over the numbers and discussed some areas that could be given priority.

In a national broadcast last week, the prime minister revealed that she had instructed all Government agencies to submit a preliminary estimate of the damage caused by the hurricane in their sector in time for Cabinet yesterday.

She said the reports would inform the government of the priorities.

Following an aerial tour with Simpson Miller last week, Local Government Minister Noel Arscot said Hurricane Sandy had left severe damage to public infrastructure and agricultural crops, mainly in eastern parishes. (Jamaica Gleaner)

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