Business operators in Montego Bay, St. James are facing huge losses following Wednesday's flood rains which caused significant damage and disrupted their operations.
The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce conducted a preliminary assessment of losses incurred by members of the business community.
Tshura Gibbs, President of the Chamber, told RJR News that small business operators are the worst affected.
She cited the cost of cleaning up from the accumulation of water and mud, as well as damage to equipment and electrical damage in some instances.
She reported that some of these businesses have resumed operating, even as they continue their clean-up operation.
Wednesday's downpour caused major gullies in the city to overflow their banks, leaving roads and buildings flooded.
Stores, supermarkets, banks, offices and gas stations were among the businesses affected.