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  • Writer's pictureORAINE MATTIS

Students at St. Catherine High School Stranded After Heavy Rainfall

Updated: Oct 5, 2023

Written by: Oraine Mattis

On October 4, 2023 students were impacted by heavy rainfall. It all started around 2:45 p.m. when school was dismissed and the rain began falling. Students seek shelter hoping that the rain will stop however instead students have to wait over an hour before the rain eased up. During that time students began to start exiting the campus but encountered challenges. Students who were at the gazebo were unable to walk on the walkway without getting their feet wet as they had to walk in the water to make their way through the school gate.

While getting out of the gazebo was one thing, students encountered numerous challenges to get home. Students who take taxis to go home were left stranded as most Taxis did not attempt to make their way onto Johns Road, as a result, Students who wanted to leave urgently were forced to walk in the waters to make their way to Spanish Town. Additionally, Students who had someone to pick them up faced challenges as they had to wait before they could exit the campus. After a few minutes of waiting the rain eased up, the water ran off the road and students made their way to Johns Road where it took them a while to get a taxi.

With all the challenges that students face today, Students are not comfortable coming to school tomorrow as they don't want to face the same challenges they face today.

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