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Maria shakes up the north


Maria shakes up the north

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A HEAVY DOWNPOUR as a result of Hurricane Maria which started on Sunday night and continued into the early hours of yesterday, reignited flooding fears in the north.

And it did not take long before the fears became a reality.

Edwin Rollock, of Gills Terrace, St Peter – an area renowned for flooding – although escaping flooding from rising water levels this time around, suffered damage when a laden coconut tree fell into his home. It left a large hole in the roof, leading to parts of his home being damaged by water.

At the Alexandra School nearby in Queen Street, the premises were again transformed into a pond, with some of the outdoor benches partially submerged. Further along the street, there were a number of branches brought down by the high winds. (RL)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.