Blankenburg flooded after major over-topping

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Residents of Hibiscus Scheme Blankenburg on the West Coast of Demerara woke up to flooded houses at 4am Saturday following a major over-topping at the sea defence in the community.

The over-topping was as a result of high tides. Police are at the scene to help residents vacate the area.

The News Room will provide more information in a subsequent report.

(Girendra Persaud photos)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story initially stated that the flooding was as a result of a breach in the sea defence, however, it was the over-topping. The article and headline have since been amended to reflect accuracy. 

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