Sunday 29 March, 2020

Greenvale, Oropune spared from flooding after 12 hours of heavy rains

Greenvale residents can breathe a sigh of relief as their homes and valuables were spared after heavy rainfall over the last 12 hours.

That's according to a statement by the Housing Development Corporation as the Managing Director of the HDC and engineers, visited Greenvale Park and Oropune Gardens on Monday morning to survey the community.

Water levels in the ponds were reported to be "sufficiently low" and there wasn't any overspilling into the communities.

The HDC said it will continue to monitor the watercourses as the inclement weather passes.

Over the last three months, the HDC completed a number of mitigation and infrastructure projects at Greenvale such as the construction of a containment berm, raising of the berm and culvert and the construction of a road to connect Greenvale Park and La Horquetta South.

In October 2018, heavy rains left thousands marooned in their homes with communities across the East-West Corridor including Greenvale, Oropune Gardens as well as Caroni and Chaguanas devastated by flooding.

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