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Minister: Ash won’t block drains


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Minister: Ash won’t block drains
Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams. (GP)

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The recent ash fall should not adversely affect Barbados’ hurricane season preparedness, says Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams.

Yesterday, during a press conference – held both in person and virtually – on the first day of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, he said the ash should not affect drainage because Government had been clearing drains and wells.

“The Government has been having a very extensive ash clean-up campaign – we’re not just removing the ash [from] the road but also inspecting wells to get any sediment out and we are flushing and cleaning all the drains – so we are very conscious of the ash.

“I don’t think you’ve probably ever seen this comprehensive a clean-up campaign in Barbados in such a short space of time.”

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