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Extreme rainfall hits Jamaica, major flooding and landslides

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A trough across the central Caribbean is dumping extremely heavy rain on parts of Jamaica since Saturday evening, May 13, 2017, causing major flooding and landslides. Flooding affected 10 of country’s 14 parishes, with Clarendon the worst hit. The Health Ministry has issued gastroenteritis and leptospirosis alert. Met Service said the island experienced an unprecedented level of rainfall. Some parishes saw more rain over the four days than the usual average for the entire month of May.

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