The Ministry of Public Works is bracing for another round of high tides beginning today and going up to May 12.
In a notice in today’s Guyana Chronicle, the Ministry said that the highest tide of the period is expected to be on Thursday May 9, 2013 at 3.17 am at a height of 2.91M. The only newspaper these important notices are placed in is the state-owned Guyana Chronicle.
In the wake of severe overtopping of the seawall between Kitty and Turkeyen two weeks ago, there is now greater concern about the high tides.
The Ministry’s notice listed the areas vulnerable to surges and overtopping as:
-Onderneeming, Johanna Cecelia/Zorg, Cullen/Perseverance, Huist T’Dieren/Airy Hall on the Essequibo Coast
-Zeelandia, Moor Farm, Marionville/Bendorff on Wakenaam Island
-Cane Garden, Blenheim/Endeavour, Success/Thierens on Leguan Island
-Vreed-en-Hoop, Rotterdam/Crane, Anna Catherina/Cornelia Ida, Groenveldt/Leonora, Uitvlugt/De Willem, Parika, La Retraite on the West Demerara and Salem/Sparta on the East Bank of Essequibo.
-Kitty, Georgetown to Ogle, ECD, along the Mahaica River Banks –East Coast Demerara
-Abary/Profit, Hope/Washington – West Coast Berbice
-Along the banks of the Berbice and Canje Rivers.
In addition to the listed areas, the Ministry said that persons residing along the banks or rivers and low lying coastal areas are advised to take all necessary precautions.