Cornelia Ida still suffers high tide flooding after 20 years
Please allow me space to highlight a plight we the resident of Sea-view, Cornelia Ida West Coast Demerara have been suffering for about 20 years.
Every time there is high tide, water would roll over the seawall and flood our yards and homes.
The water would rise by as much as 20 inches and even cover the road. There were some attempts in the past to solve this regular disaster. We have some engineers who believe they have supreme knowledge and just do whatever they think is right instead of consulting with the residents.
They put some culverts with little regard to the volume of water to be handled.
In some instances they put some tubes lower than the drain level rendering it useless. The residents of Sea-view Cornelia Ida vow that enough is enough. They also vow that if this situation is not remedied urgently, come next election will definitely see the backs of those who once voted for them.
It is disgusting after hearing how many millions are spent and no positive result is forthcoming. The floods came once more and we are still in the same suffering stage as 20 years ago.