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NEMO excavating and clearing drains in Jacintoville

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 1:43 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Flood mitigation works in the Toledo district are ongoing as the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) is currently excavating and clearing drains and culverts in Jacintoville.

This area was affected by severe flooding just over a month ago when a portion of the highway was submerged by water for a few hours and had to be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic.

NEMO Toledo District Coordinator, Kenton Parham says the project will greatly improve the situation in the area, allowing water to flow off quickly in the event of excessive rainfall.

Similar works will be carried out starting later this week in the village of Red Bank and other flood-prone communities in the Stann Creek District as NEMO continues its countrywide Flood Mitigation Program.

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