In deep flood, Kwak­wani brac­ing for more rain

Stabroek News - - LET­TERS - (Dhanash Ram­roop)

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.

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