Friday, September 30, 2022

Parts Of Dennery Under Water After Heavy Rainfall

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Parts of the fishing village of Dennery were under water after heavy weekend rainfall, residents of the community say.

As was the case early last month, the affected places included the Trou A L ’Eau river in the North and St Peter’s lane into Victoria Street, dubbed the epicenter of flooding in the village.

Reports from the village indicate that no evacuations were necessary although some homes were affected by the flooding.

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“People are used to flooding,” one resident told St Lucia Times, adding that the flood waters receded in a relatively quickly.

“It was not as bad as the last time,” the resident explained, a reference to heavy rainfall during the first week in October that caused flooding in the Northern and Southern parts of the community.

Flooding has also been reported in Marc and other areas.

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, in a video posted on his official Facebook page Sunday evening said there were so far, no major reports of land slippages.

But he said there had been minor ones.

He called on Saint Lucians to exercise caution.

“The rains are due to continue into this evening, so please be careful,” Chastanet urged.

“I want to say to the residents of Dennery village, I know how difficult it is when you have rains and flooding, but the project to build the drains has been approved and we are hoping that work will commence very soon, so flooding will become a thing of the past,” he declared.

On Friday, the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services issued a flash flood warning for the Island, declaring that heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours had raised the
possibility of flooding and landslides in parts of the island prone to those hazards.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) says it is in the process of assessing reports from various parts of the country and will issue a statement on the effect of the weekend rainfall on Monday.

(Story updated)

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