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NWA ready for possible effects of Tropical Storm Isaac, says Shaw

Stephen Shaw
 
The National Works Agency (NWA) says it is prepared in the event that Jamaica is affected by heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Isaac.
 
The Meteorological Service says the storm is not a threat to Jamaica at this time.
 
NWA Communication Manager Stephen Shaw, who was a guest on TVJ's Smile Jamaica programme Wednesday morning, was asked about the level of readiness in light of the road projects underway and concerns about flooding.
 
In response, Mr. Shaw asserted that drain cleaning and improvement has been a significant aspect of the more than 250 road projects that have either been completed recently or are still ongoing. 
 
He added that contractors have been drafted into the NWA's operational plan to ensure that sand and other debris from roads being constructed are removed to prevent them from blocking drains. 
 
Mr. Shaw disclosed that an emergency meeting was held Tuesday involving NWA personnel to discuss the state of readiness.
 
He added that Cabinet on Monday approved the disbursement of a further $100 million for mitigation works in the final leg of the hurricane season.
 


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