Region Three without incidents after heavy rains
DPI, GUYANA, Wednesday, April 18, 2018
A team from the Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Administration including Regional Executive Officer (REO) Denis Jaikaran J.P, on Tuesday, conducted an outreach from Parika to Wales to assess the safety conditions of the homes of residents and their livestock. The exercise followed the heavy winds and downpours experienced in the region and most of the country on April 16.
In an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI) REO Jaikaran explained that no severe flooding was recorded in the region. However, there were a few minor cases involving residents living in low-lying homes within the La Jalousie/Nouvelle Flanders Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) area.
Jaikaran explained that this was compounded by the fact that the sluices were not opened due to high tide. The REO stressed that the issue was rectified, with engineers opening the sluices at low tide for the water to recede.
The REO maintained that the regional administration had ensured that drainage in the communities were cleared before the torrential downpour. He noted that the region is in possession of four mini excavators provided by the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) that clears the clogged drainage systems within the region.
According to the REO, the machines are currently being used within the Tuschen/ Uitvlugt and Stewartville/Cornelia Ida Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs).
By: Neola Damon