Flooding in some areas as rains continue


Some communities are reporting flooding as a result of persistent and heavy rainfall overnight.

Richard Bhola and his family woke up on Friday to their yard and lower flat submerged.

Bhola of Alness Village, East-Berbice Corentyne, spoke with the News Room and said this is the sixth time he is experiencing flooding this year only.

“Since the season started, I had about six floods, I lost a lot.

“Right now, my fridge is rotting and now I gotta move upstairs to my mother-in-law,” Bhola said. He lives in the lower flat with his wife and three children.

The man said raised his yard six inches, but despite his preparations, he is once again flooded.

“I tried to avoid it I cast downstairs, I raised it six inches but how much I can do?

Flooding at Alness Village (July 15, 2022)

He is calling on the authorities to engage in more flood control initiatives such as widening drains and making sure sluices are functional.

“I know we cannot control the rainfall but what we can do is to fix the things that cannot cause the water to flow up if we are not fixing the sluice then we are not getting anywhere,” Bhola related.

He explained that while he works as a carpenter, he also has a kitchen garden and rears poultry on a small scale.

“This season I lost a lot, I had 162 ducks and I left with about 30.”

Flooding was also reported in Chesney and Kilcoy villages in the East-Berbice, Corentyne region.

The current rainy season is expected to last until August.

Residents countrywide are advised to take all necessary precautions and to report any impacts to local authorities or the National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) on 600-7500 or 226-1114 at any time.

Flooding at Alness Village (July 15, 2022)
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