Tour of Farming Areas affected by Heavy Rains

Featured Tour of Farming Areas affected by Heavy Rains
Over 200 acres of agricultural lands in sections of Bog Hole, Clarendon and Douglas Castle, St. Ann have been inundated with water following recent heavy rains. This has been deemed the greatest disaster since the 1980’s which has severely affected residents and farmers through losses to agricultural produce and livestock. Overall the preliminary loss to the agricultural sector is estimated at $522 million. 

Within Douglas Castle residents (to include farmers) have to traverse via boat based on the sea of water that has overtaken the areas, while in Bog Hole, farmers have no other choice but to wait patiently for the waters to subside from their swamped fields. 

Minister Hutchinson and a team from MICAF and RADA visited the affected areas (Pennants, Bog Hole and the Kellitts area of Clarendon) on May 25, 2017 and White Sands, Bohemia, Cascade, Cuffie Ridge Thatch Walk, Norwood,  Cave Valley and Douglas Castle in St Ann) on May 26, 2017, assured farmers of assistance which will be given to fast-track the recovery efforts. An initial $18M drawdown has been granted to provide seeds, feeds, fertilizers and chickens to farmers who have suffered losses.
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