Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce constituency, Johnson Drigo, has urged residents in the area to stay out of harm’s way as landslides and flooding have been reported in that section of the island due to heavy rains.
“The Fair Trade office has flooded and flooding continues to be one of our major concerns at the moment,” he told DNO on Friday morning. “There is a major landslide near the Emerald Pool area and the road from Castle Bruce to San Sauveur is impassable because of heavy flooding. Some rocks have fallen in San Sauveur which needs to be cleared.”
He added that there is also a small landslide in the Petite Soufriere area.
“I am asking everyone to please stay indoors and away from the flooding unless they have some sort of emergency,” Drigo said. “Allow the emergency personnel to do their work and stay out of harm’s way.”
Heavy rainfalls have been affecting the island over the past two days which have resulted in water shortages, flooding and landslides in several parts of the island.