Mayaro Hit by Floods Too

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By Sue-Ann Wayow

WHILE a large portion of the Penal/Debe region was still reeling from Monday’s floods, residents in Mayaro were also dealing with similar problems.

Flooding was reported in at least seven areas. 

In the Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation, the Ortoire River in Poole Village had burst its banks and the Nariva River was 95% capacity.

In its first situation report the Corporation’s Disaster Management Unit (DMU) that five roadways in the Mayaro district had water crossing with two areas impassable.

The Mayaro Civic Center has been activated as a shelter with  shelter managers on stand-by.

 40 sandbags were distributed. 

The DMU stated that its field officers are presently surveying the area and distributing sandbags.

The DMU’s report stated, “Over the years it was observed that when Poole Valley floods, the water usually runs off into the Ortoire River which runs throughout the village of Mafeking. This usually happens 24 hours to 48 hours after Poole Valley is flooded. Hence the DMU is actively monitoring as a precaution since the water has already begun to subside in Poole Valley.”

In the Penal/Debe region, the South Oropouche River remains flooded with Gopie Trace, Suchit Trace, Siew Trace Debe, Boodoo Trace, Mohess Trace, Woodland, Seepersad Trace East and Tulsa Trace still affected.

Arima reported one flooded area, Mt Pleasant Road, the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government stated in its Tuesday updates.


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