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Residents fed up with years of flooding in their community

Last week, they complained that after a heavy downpour of rain, the flood water is left settled on the roadway and in the homes of some residents for hours and sometimes days, resulting in them having to evacuate the area and find refuge in the homes of their least-affected neighbours.

Ironically, the name given to one of the streets in the community is Gilbert Avenue, named no doubt after the killer hurricane that devastated Jamaica in 1988.

Residents pointed fingers at Gore Developments Limited for erecting an additional wall, aside from the scheme’s perimeter wall, which was hoisted to enclose the Phoenix Park housing scheme built in 2017

Residents living in underdeveloped settlements off the Dunbeholden main road in Portmore, St Catherine, say they are fed up with years of flooding problems with no immediate solutions in sight.

Last week, they complained that after a heavy downpour of rain, the flood water is left settled on the roadway and in the homes of some residents for hours and sometimes days, resulting in them having to evacuate the area and find refuge in the homes of their least-affected neighbours.

Ironically, the name given to one of the streets in the community is Gilbert Avenue, named no doubt after the killer hurricane that devastated Jamaica in 1988.

Residents pointed fingers at Gore Developments Limited for erecting an additional wall, aside from the scheme’s perimeter wall, which was hoisted to enclose the Phoenix Park housing scheme built in 2017.

This additional wall serves as an impediment for the flood water to flow easily into the nearby drainage system.

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