MPI working to identify and clear blockages in an effort to alleviate flooding


The Ministry of Public Infrastructure says it has noted the excess rainfall over the past few days which has, regrettably, resulted in flooding in some parts of the capital city and outlying areas.




It is however pleased that several areas of Georgetown, which suffered from constant flooding during previous rainy seasons, are now draining off without hindrance.




The ministry recognizes that some areas remain of concern, notably parts of Queenstown and North and South Ruimveldt.




Therefore, the ministry assures that it is working assiduously, in collaboration with other agencies, to ensure that all blockages are cleared as quickly as possible. The ministry seeks the patience and cooperation of those citizens affected in the flooded areas.




Three teams were dispatched to various locations in an effort to identify the precise sources of the blockages and to determine the necessary immediate and long term interventions.



The ministry is reminding the public that the existing drainage network for the city can only accommodate rainfall of no more than 2.5 inches in a 24 hour period. Should rainfall exceed this amount, there is expected to be minimal flooding and the ministry is seeking to ensure that the waters recede in the shortest possible period, tide permitting.




The Ministry of Public Infrastructure thanks the residents of Georgetown for their patience, understanding and cooperation at this time of inconvenience.

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