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Family spends night in shelter


ANTOINETTE CONNELL, [email protected]

Family spends night in shelter

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FIFTY-SIX-YEAR-OLD Harriette Lynch and her three children spent an uneasy night waiting out the tropical disturbance in a hurricane shelter.

Lynch of 1st Avenue Jackson, St Michael packed a morsel of bread, biscuits and Sprite and, along with her three children, all in their 30s, headed for the nearby Lester Vaughan School, St Thomas.

“The roof leaking and the flooring ain’t good so I came to one of the shelters,” she told THE NATION team.

Lynch explained that her children did not own homes and her second daughter was mentally challenged.

As soon as word spread yesterday that Barbados might be severely affected by the weather system Lynch said she made up her mind she would spend the night in a shelter for the first time. She struggled for years, she said, to get her home fixed but no help came from the state or her member of parliament.

“I slept. I was sleeping all last night throughout,” she said of the experience.

As soon as the all clear is given she will return home, Lynch said. (AC)

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