No relief from flooding in Sea-view after 20 years

Dear Editor,

I would like to highlight the plight we the residents of Sea-view, Cornelia Ida, West Coast, Demerara have been suffering for about 20 years.  Every time there is high tide, water would roll over the sea wall and flood our yards and homes. The water would rise as much as 20 inches and even cover the road.

20130116water There were some attempts in the past to solve this regular disaster. We have some engineers who believe they have supreme knowledge and just do whatever they think is right, instead of consulting with the residents. They put some culverts with little regard to the volume of water to be handled. In some instances they put some tubes lower than the draining level rendering them useless. The residents of Sea-view, Cornelia Ida vow that enough is enough. They also vow that if this situation is not remedied by the PPP/C administration urgently, come next election they will definitely see the backs of those who once voted for them.

It is disgusting to hear how many millions have been spent and there is no positive result forthcoming. The floods came once again and we are still suffering at the same stage as 20 years ago.

Yours faithfully,
C Woolford



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