Update From NEMO

The National Emergency Management Organisation, NEMO is today continuing its assessment of the damage caused by extensive flooding and landslides, which occurred yesterday, as this country was impacted by a trough system.

Michelle Forbes, Acting Director of the National Emergency Management Organization NEMO said this country recorded close to seven inches of rain during the event.

Miss Forbes said there were reports of at least fifty-two landslides occurring as a result of the severe weather. She said the system affected mainly the south and south-west of the mainland and Paget Farm in Bequia.

She added that some persons are still in emergency shelters, but most of them should be back in their homes by the end of the day and noted that the E.T. Joshua Airport, which was affected by flooding yesterday but resumed operations at seven last night.

The local Met Office said the surface trough is still affecting the country, and today will be mostly cloudy with showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms. Residents across the country are being urged to continue to exercise caution.

Schools across the country also resume classes today, with the exception of the Emmanuel High School Mesopotamia, the Buccament Seventh Day Adventist and the Calliaqua Anglican Pre-School.