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NEMO assists flood victims in Toledo

Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018. 2:15 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Excess rainfall over the weekend led to extreme flooding in the Toledo District.

The Southern Highway at Jacintoville, 8 miles outside Punta Gorda was also impassable for several hours.

The flooding affected many homes in Punta Gorda Town, Jacintoville Village, and Eldridgeville, and some residents lost much of their personal belongings.

NEMO personnel were on the ground immediately after the flooding and have since distributed relief supplies to families affected.

NEMO Toledo District Coordinator Kenton Parham and Assistant Coordinator Dennis Williams, along with NEMO Humanitarian Officer Alfonso Casey and Chairman of Relief and Supplies on the Toledo Emergency Operations Committee Rasheeda Guzman took the much-needed supplies to the affected families.

NEMO Minister Edmond Castro thanks the team for their prompt and efficient response.

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