Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Riu hotel in Montego Bay affected by flooding

A screen grab from one of the videos showing flooding at the Riu Reggae hotel in Montego Bay.

A screen grab from one of the videos showing flooding at the Riu Reggae hotel in Montego Bay.

Operations at Spanish-owned hotel chain Riu Reggae in Montego Bay, James was temporarily affected by flood waters resulting from heavy showers which lashed sections of the resort town on Monday afternoon.

Videos circulating on social media show staff members working assiduously to mitigate the effects of the flood waters at the lobby area of the property, located at Mahoe Bay in Montego Bay.

The workers were seen working in the flood waters, clearing the debris which ended up at the front of the facility.

However, there were no reports of relocation of guests staying at the property.

The flood waters which ended up at the hotel property reportedly resulted from a blocked drain across the road.

A motorist in one of the several videos is seen experiencing difficulties navigating the flood waters on the road nearby the hotel property.

Other roadways in the parish were also inundated by the heavy afternoon showers. 

The National Works Agency has already mobilised a team to visit the affected areas to clear debris and conduct an assessment on Tuesday morning.

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