Uitvlugt Secondary School to be closed for 2 days

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Parents and students are advised that the students of Grades 7 to 10 of the Uitvlugt Secondary School, which is being used as a temporary flood relief centre, will not have classes on Monday, March 5th and Tuesday, March 6th.

Students of these classes as asked not to report to school on these two days. All other classes will be held. All teachers and staff are asked to report to work.

News Room had earlier reported that there has been overtopping as a result of high tides in several villages along West Coast Demerara, mainly Uitvlugt, Stewartville and Leonora. See the previous story here: https://newsroom.gy/2018/03/02/high-tides-cause-major-flooding-in-west-side-villages/

Deputy Director General of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) Col. Kester Craig has advised that the CDC has set up two temporary relief centres at the Uitvlugt Community Centre and the Uitvlugt Secondary School.

According to DPI, the centres will house residents affected by the flooding and will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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