Editorial Staff
5 months ago

Editorial Staff
5 months ago

9-11 Responded to Over 30 Search and Rescue Requests

Widespread flooding across the island, caused by Tropical Storm Philippe, has resulted in over thirty search and rescue requests.

Emergency 911 reported that stranded residents, including those in Bathlodge and on the Airport Road, had to be rescued. Many of them were traveling late at night.

Emergency personnel also assisted individuals whose homes were flooded in areas like Piggotts, Cassada Gardens, and the vicinity of the Potworks Dam.

In one instance, a bus got stuck in the Golden Grove extension area flood waters.

District Disaster Coordinators, who volunteer on behalf of NODS in various communities, have reported flooding in many other areas, including Upper Fort Road, Grays Farm/Green Bay, and other communities. Some people are being accommodated in shelters in several districts.

Firefighters are working to suppress a major fire at the Yacht Club Marina in English Harbour, amidst wind gusts that are making the task challenging.

In addition to the flooding and rescue efforts, emergency personnel have noted a high number of persons driving on the roads.

NODS is appealing to individuals to remain indoors until the authorities give the all-clear to go outside.

Flood waters and debris on the roadways pose a danger to individuals who should take necessary precautions to remain safe.

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