Sunday 12 July, 2020

HDC: No flooding in homes in Greenvale

HDC Managing Director Brent Lyons has assured that there is no need to panic following videos which appeared to show flooding at Greenvale Park on Thursday.

He gave an update on the situation around midday.

Over the past 12 hours, various teams from the HDC visited the community to monitor the situation and ensuring that the systems are operating efficiently.

Lyons confirmed that floodwater gathered on two streets earlier in the day, but did not enter any resident’s home and has since receded.

He assured that the mitigation systems are functioning as they should.

"While I understand the concerns, I wish to advise that the mitigation systems which were implemented earlier this year, are doing exactly what they are designed to do.”

He added that there were no breaches and the level of water in the detention pond is receding, ultimately reducing the water levels in the drains in the community.

Ahead of the 2019 hurricane season, the containment berm was raised to fully surround the community. Works included raising the berm and culvert, crossing the eastern access road; raising the roadways surrounding the community and constructing a road to connect La Horquetta South and Greenvale Park, which will be used as an alternative exit route for residents.

Water courses were cleaned and pumps were placed to treat with any rising water levels. The Drainage Division of the Works and Transport Ministry also conducted works on the water courses which surround the community.

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