Thursday 14 December, 2017

VIDEO: Flood waters wreak havoc in Montego Bay

Screenshot of a video showing cars partially submerged in water in Montego Bay, St James.

Screenshot of a video showing cars partially submerged in water in Montego Bay, St James.

The resort city of Montego Bay in St James is reeling from heavy flooding after showers on Wednesday.

Photos and videos circulating on social media show vehicles submerged in water which has caused heavy damage to business places and residences

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, speaking at the Caribbean Love Now JAMATHON - a benefit concert for regional islands destroyed by the passage of hurricanes in recent months - asked audience members to also spare a thought for residents of Montego Bay which he said had been impacted by what he called an "unusual weather event".

In the video below, terrified people can be heard discussing the event as they observe a number of cars being washed away by water.

More details to come. Watch the video.