Eastern parishes escaped the worst of Harvey

Residents in the eastern parishes of St Joseph, St Andrew and St John appeared to have escaped the wrath of Tropical Storm Harvey last night.

When Barbados TODAY visited the rural parishes early this afternoon, it appeared to be business as usual, with a few residents hurrying to get to work after the all-clear was given.

Over in White Hill, St Andrew, residents reported that the storm had not affected them, for which they were thankful.

“It was pretty quiet. We weren’t too affected here. Just had a bit of rain and that’s it. We really can’t handle anything much up here so I’m glad,” one resident who requested anonymity said.

In Horse Hill, St Joseph, a clean-up team from the Ministry of Transport and Works was busy clearing mud from the road.

No further damage was seen or reported in the rural parishes, which fared better than some communities in St Peter and Christ Church, where residents experienced flooding and several homes suffered extensive damage.

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