Part of Hyde Park sea defence breaks

A section of the Hyde Park sea defence broke away on Monday evening, resulting in flooding after high tides later hit the area.

The East Bank Essequibo village’s river defence was breached around 19:00 hours on Monday and was hit by high tides early yesterday morning. According to a press statement from the Ministry of Public Works a 15-foot breach developed in the sea defence owing to the wearing away of the existing earthen embankment.

The Sea and River Defence Force Account Unit, which was mobilized to undertake emergency repairs on …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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