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Oct 14, 2011

Old Capital Streets wash over from rains

The deluge was heavy on Thursday night and within a couple of hours, numerous areas of the city were flooded. Schools around the city closed today and some streets were completely under water. One of the affected areas is the Jane Usher Boulevard. A resident of the area, who is also the owner of a small shop, says that this is a recurring problem and they need their Minister and area rep to do something. Luisa Varela says that on a day like this, customers are few.

Luisa Varela, Resident, Jane Usher Boulevard

“Yes it affects a lot yes. We minister have to do something yah, send a machine dig way yah to the sea fi mek something happen because what he send only yah di works nuh. But this nuh di help we at all at all, the wata nuh di guh.”

Andrea Polanco

Luisa Varela

“So how long it’s been like this?”

Luisa Varela

“Hmm anytime ih rain, two hours ah rain this done flood.”

Andrea Polanco

“So the water that we’re seeing it’s from since last night?”

Luisa Varela

“From this morning; last night ih rain and this morning it floods again and it affect lotta pickney weh di go dah school, they had to walk inna dis wata, pickney have to tek off the shoes and suh fi walk to school. It’s a lotta problem with this wata.”

Andrea Polanco

“So coming back to your shop, I mean you have less customers since morning?”

Luisa Varela

“Lotta time, lotta time. Anytime ih rain nobody nuh wah guh wet deh foot.”

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3 Responses for “Old Capital Streets wash over from rains”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    We are talking BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE here ……WHAT IS THE GOVERNMENT DOING???

    Between the city government & the national government they need to come up with a permanent solution.

    THIS IS A PROBLEM THAT WE DO NOT NEED TO HAVE…. FIX IT GoB……….FIX IT!!!

  2. R.T. in Vegas says:

    This is sign of poor drainage. We need to do a better job of managing drains. Such conditions can lead to serious disease outbreak.

  3. Chitown says:

    Just continue to fill in low areas with out providing other means to remover runoff when it rains there will be much more of flooding all over the country. Then all the illnesses that come with having stagnant water around will also come!

    Let’s reinvent the wheel again!

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