In deep flood, Kwakwani bracing for more rain
but they are saying that in anticipation of the likely increase of waterborne diseases when the water recedes, they will need additional medical supplies,” he said, while pointing out that the request has been communicated to the representative from the Ministry of Public Health, who will be working towards getting the supplies to the community as soon as possible.
He noted that they are currently still monitoring and trying to establish a detailed view of the situation but additional intervention, including more water purification supplies, will be provided.
While the water dropped by several inches yesterday midday, the representatives from the Hydrometeorological Office have pointed out that heavy rainfall is expected and as a result the level is expected to rise again.
Kwakwani NDC chairwoman Juanita Leacock stated that the residents are frustrated and are hoping that the water will recede and the heavy rainfall will cease.
She pointed out that they have been calling for the dredging of the Berbice River for years and the use of silt to develop the area but nothing has been done. She said the residents have related that while the flooding would occur every few years, the frequency has increased and they are blaming this on the failure by authorities to act on calls to dredge the river.
A house surrounded by floodwater yesterday.