Saturday, February 24, 2018

PM to take a tour...on Day 5 of the floods

This was the extent of the flooding at Mafeking Village, Mayaro on Saturday. Photo by Trevor Watson

PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley is expected to join a tour of the communities adversely affected by flood waters in Manazanilla.

A media release issued on Sunday said that Rowley will join Minister of Works Rohan Sinanan and a technical team from the works ministry as they assess damages in the communities.

Members of Parliament for Mayaro Rushton Paray and Director of Highways Navin Ramsingh as also expected to be on the tour.

Some 600 residents of Mayaro have been marooned in their homes due to riverine flooding of the Mafeking, Ortoire and Navet Rivers.

The Manzanilla/ Mayaro Road and Naparima Mayaro Road in Mafeking was deemed passable to only Sports Utility vehicles and trucks.

Ramsingh said that flood waters in the area known as "Inner Mafeking" was at least three feet high, and the road leading to the Cedar Grove community was closed.