Apr 14, 2018 News
Three families were badly affected after a fearsome encounter with a freak storm yesterday on the Essequibo Coast. The families, all of whom are from Lima, some eight miles from Anna Regina on the Essequibo Coast, were hit simultaneously around 10:00hrs.
According to reports reaching this publication, the roofs of two houses were blown off during the storm, leaving two persons with minor injuries. Persons living as far as 200 metres away claim to have heard loud crashes, as the roofs and zinc sheets of houses were torn off.
One of the homes destroyed was that of Satyanand Dissesar, a 43-year-old carpenter of Lima Housing Scheme. Dissesar told Kaieteur News that at the time of the storm, he was at home with his wife and one of their sons. The visibly shocked man, “When I watch up the road I see couple zinc flying coming down this side… So I run inside and I tell meh wife and son to hide downstairs. Then I go upstairs to lockup the windows. But by that time I feel like this storm circling the whole house and I just deh in the
middle.” According to the devastated man, the complete roof of his house then detached, and landed on his neighbour’s backdoor.
Dissesar, who received injuries to his head and chest, said that he barely escaped death, after a rafter from the roof fell on him. The man added, “After this rafter fall on me, I get up back to make sure my wife and son okay. Is a lucky thing I only get a gash over meh forehead.” The Dissesars further explained that during the storm, their electrical appliances and furniture were severely damaged.
The man’s neighbour also received injures after Dissesar’s roof fell on his house. These neighbours, particularly a three year old girl and a pregnant mother, were also traumatized following the incident. An occupant of the home who spoke with Kaieteur News explained, “When I see the storm I run down the back step because I get frighten… I thought this house woulda fall, so when me run down me see zin
c from the neighbour pelting in the yard. When me see dat, me pull in the downstairs.”
The woman said that as she ran down the stairs, she was followed by her husband, “when I take off, meh husband run downstairs behind me and is fly the neighbour roof fly off and pin he on the step.” The woman said that her husband sustained a gash to his head and was rushed off to the
community’s health centre. The roof of an 80-year-old woman was also torn off during the storm.
The Regional Administration made representation just two hours after the storm yesterday. Regional Chairman, Devenand Ramdatt told residents yesterday that the Regional Democratic Council is on standby and is ready to assist.
Residents on the other hand said, that they will be more than willing to accept whatever help they can get at this point. [Romario Blair]
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