Clean up operations in St. Kitts and Nevis, State of emergency declared in BVI, 100 homes in St. Lucia under water from sub-tropical Otto

St Kitts Ferry and Bus Terminal

ST. KITTS, OCTOBER 7TH 2010 (CUOPM) – Heavy equipment operators were out in force in St. Kitts and Nevis removing debris and silt from public roads and other places after a sub-tropical depression, later named Otto, dumped heavy rains over the past three days.

Silt and debris were deposited on the New Town Bay Road, the Irish Town Bay Road stretching from the Ferry Terminal to the War Memorial, Liverpool Row, Old Road Bay, Station Street, Old Road; Keys, Canada Industrial Estate and other areas.

The Ferry and Bus Terminal, cleaned Wednesday were filled with debris and silt from Wednesday night and Thursday morning’s deluge.

Clean up and mopping up operations were in full swing. Heavy equipment owners and operators and workmen from the Public Works Department led the mopping up operations. There were no deaths or injuries reported.

In Nevis, VON Radio reported roadways suffering the brunt of the water overflowing the ghauts on its way to the sea include Stoney Grove, around Pump Road; Marion Heights; Prospect; Browne’s Pasture; the area around Fountain Ghaut and in the vicinity of Nisbett’s Plantation Hotel.

Government and Disaster Preparedness officials are assessing the damage which they say could prove to be very costly.

St Kitts College Street Bridge

Road in Nevis

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