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Jun 18, 2012

Flooding in Ladyville and Lord’s Bank

In the Belize District, in the first week of June, days of nonstop rains caused flooding in several parts of the country including the River Valley, where farmers lost their crops and Belize Rural Central, where a Ladyville School had to cancel classes for two days. Well today, Our Lady of the Way R.C School was closed once again as the yard was flooded by the weekend rain. Parts of the Northern Highway were also inundated, but the waters have mostly receded off the road. In Lords Bank, however, several streets and yards are still flooded and residents are forced to wade through the unsanitary waters. Residents have blamed the flooding on increased development and a lack of proper drainage in the area. Well, in Ladyville today, a backhoe was being used to clear the drains along the highway, which could alleviate the flooding problem as the rainy season continues.

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1 Response for “Flooding in Ladyville and Lord’s Bank”

  1. BzeanAK says:

    Flood noh? I do agree with the lack of proper drainage when major developement has taken place. However, I grow up dah Ladyville my entire life an fi we yaad neva flood soh yet until di NASTY Chiney den trow di dirt, paper, trash bag and everything else yo cld tink bout pan di street side. Noh only dem doh, even the locals noh have no pride and do di same ting. Den di breeze blow it inna di drain and clog up the system. Weh yo expect if the law noh enforce? Belize is not an exception to the laws. They exist – ENFORCE IT! The country need money, charge dem fi littering. But den again the govm’t noh interested inna dat caz dat dah latta work. Deh want easy $. I remember when Ladyville was kept clean by di young men and some older ones too some years ago under some arrangement made by Fonseca. Di place mi look nice and the guys had a job weh kip dem outa trouble and mek others cld feed dem family. Weh happen to dat? Set up shop! Like weh Damian Marley seh.

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