Conservancy at Airy Hall suffers new breach
Local Government Minister Ganga Persaud today said that the Airy Hall Conservancy, Region Two breach was repaired around 6pm yesterday but that another breach occurred around 3am today.
As a result, he said, all the gains made since yesterday were washed away.
He said that as a result , Airy Hall has seen a lot of waterlogging. The residents though, have not really been affected. Persaud said that only the rice fields have been submerged so far. But, he said that if the situation is not remedied soon Airy Hall and the surrounding villages will be seriously threatened.
He said that the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, the Local Government Ministry, the Ministry of Public Works and the Regional Administration, as of this morning, were cooperating to fix the breach.
Four mini excavators were dispatched to Region 2 today to assist in the efforts, while a pump was dispatched to Charity, which is also seeing some flooding.
The minister said that flooding is also being seen in Black Bush Polder, East Berbice/Corentyne, and that efforts are underway to address the situation.