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On Monday, several communities on in Mackenzie and Wismar Linden were inundated following heavy rainfall.
Since the issue is a recurring one, despite Linden is located in the hilly sandy region, the Regional Democratic Council has reached out to several agencies to assist the region in bringing a more lasting solution to the issue, since not only residents, but businesses are affected.
The agencies that were engaged by Regional Chairman Deron Adams are the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Civil Defense Commission (CDC). The Chairman also reached out to Bosai Minerals Group Guyana (BMGG), in relation to the bauxite tailing pond that was overtopping as a result of the heavy rainfall and has caused the eroding of the Kara Kara access road. Over at Wismar, several communities in the Burnham Drive area were also flooded. These include First Second and Third Alley, BlueBerry Hill, Water Lilly Road and West Watooka. Adams noted that one solution to the recurring flooding situation is the clearing of the creeks and outfalls that drain the communities.
Over in Mackenzie, Retrieve, Rainbow City and Industrial Area were some areas that were flooded. In addition to clogged drains, the underlying issue of flooding in Mackenzie is the bottlenecks at the four major outfalls in Central Mackenzie. Adams is hoping for a prompt and positive response, particularly from the NDIA, to have the issue addressed expeditiously, as the rainy season has now commenced.