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Eastern fears

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Eastern fears

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EMERGENCY RESCUE personnel have expressed fear that the search and rescue operation they simulated in Bissex/Park’s Road area in St Joseph last night might become a reality in the future.
According to them, the eastern district and other parts of the Scotland District are “dangerous” and pose “tremendous threats to those who live there, especially during the hurricane season.
“I think it would be in their interest if some of these people vacate the premises because of the danger that it really poses,” Station officer of the Barbados Fire Service, Henderson Patrick, told The NATION as the simulation was drawing to a close yesterday evening.
“I believe that some people [have left] in the past because of the danger that it . . .  poses. On the other hand, there are people that have been living here for many years and it is difficult to get it into their minds that they have to leave their property.”
Four houses in the area were used for the exercise, which was organised by the Barbados Defence Force and included the Barbados Fire Service, the Barbados Police Force and the Roving Response Team. (LW)