South Rupununi flooding being monitored and addressed
DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, June 20, 2018
A team from the Regional Administration in Lethem is currently assessing the use of an alternate route following an inundation of the Wardpao Bridge in deep South Rupununi, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo.
The road between communities of Katoonarib to Karaudarnauwa has been identified as the alternative route but it needs some work so that residents and vehicles can safely travel to their destinations.
Regional Vice Chairman, Karl Singh told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that for the past three days, heavy rains caused flooding in Deep South which resulted in the Wardpao Bridge across the Rupununi River to be inaccessible to residents and vehicles.
“The approach to the bride is a bit low and the bridge is currently under six feet of water. As a result, the entire deep South Rupununi is cut off. Vehicles are parked there waiting on the water to recede to move, but as soon as the assessment is concluded we will go ahead and make the alternative route,” Singh explained.
Heavy rains continue in the area affecting several communities. Residents are urged to remain patient and take the necessary precautions against flood-related diseases as the region continues to monitor the situation.
By: Ranetta La Fleur.