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Jamaica: Billion$ Bill – Conservative Estimate For Flood Damage, But Assessors Still Counting Costs

The torrential rains that set off landslides and flooding, damaging roads and other infrastructure across several parishes, are expected to incur a repair bill of more than $1 billion.

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Desmond McKenzie made the revelation to Television Jamaica on Monday night.

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Desmond McKenzie made the revelation to Television Jamaica on Monday night, but that toll could rise as assessments pour in.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expected to make a statement to the nation today in Parliament on the damage estimate and recovery plan.

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