(CMR) The outer bands of Tropical Storm Eta brought heavy rains across Jamaica over the weekend with massive flooding setting off landslides causing major damage to homes and the island's road network.
After wreaking havoc on Nicaragua and Honduras, Eta reformed in the Caribbean, bringing close to 3 inches of rain to Jamaica which is still reeling from the effects of Tropical Storm Zeta, just two weeks prior.
In some parishes, due to landslides, residents have been urged to stay indoors and only traverse roadways, which have been badly damaged, for emergency purposes only.
The flash flood warning remains in effect for Jamaica until Monday evening, with the local met service warning that the rainy conditions while expected to subside, could return by the end of the week.
According to the met service, a tropical wave could develop at the end of the week, bringing more rains to the central Caribbean region.
The quantities of rain brought by Eta is comparable to 1998’s Hurricane Mitch, one of the most deadly Atlantic hurricanes in history.