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Harvey lashes St Vincent

BARRY ALLEYNE, barryalleyne@nationnews.com

Added 19 August 2017

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The road at Orange Hill along St Vincent's northerly coast collapsed under the weight of heavy flooding. (GP)

TROPICAL STORM HARVEY breezed past Barbados, but regional neighbour St Vincent and the Grenadines felt a much harsher lash from the Atlantic hurricane season’s first major cyclone.

While Barbadians were breathing a sigh of relief and mopping up from mostly heavy rains and slight structural damage overnight, some northern Vincentian communities were cut off when a major roadway collapsed under Harvey’s water weight yesterday.

The exact conditions facing another 5 000 or so residents on the north of the island won’t be known until emergency teams reach there today.

The airport on the private island of Mustique, which has a population of around 500 people, was flooded when the storm lashed the island chain, also causing flooding on Bequia. (BA)

Please read the full story in today's Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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