Quick thinking by the Region Three administration averted a major flood at Hubu on the East Bank Essequibo on Tuesday. Regional Executive Officer Denis Jaikaran told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that he received an emergency phone call from worried farmers in the community about the sudden breakage of the Hubu sluice. The REO along with the Regional Engineer immediately visited the site to. He stated that logs were sourced and put in place to stop the inflow of water that was gushing through the sluice. Jaikaran said that the farmers expressed their gratitude to the regional administration for the immediate action, DPI reported. The structure is expected to be rebuilt early next week.