High Tide floods Lower East Coast road – Jan 2013 – video

High Tide Swamps Lower East Coast road in Guyana

Published on Jan 14, 2013 – Stabroek News – 

Huge waves overtopped the seawall yesterday from Kitty to Turkeyen as a result of an abnormal high tide flooding the East Coast Demerara road and creating traffic chaos as motorists were unable to journey beyond a certain point.

At around 4 pm yesterday (January 13), waves began to splash over the seawall between Kitty and Turkeyen and onto the roadway.

The situation quickly escalated into flooding after about half an hour. By 4.30, water had swamped the roadway, with the deepest section being between the Ocean View Hotel and the University of Guyana (UG) Road. Motorists were forced to use just one lane of the road but as the wave action continued, the entire roadway was flooded and even that had to be abandoned.  {Read more]

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  • compton de castro  On 01/17/2013 at 4:36 am

    MAY I SUGGEST THE DUTCH BE CONSULTED ON HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS ONGOING HAZARD—TSUNAMI…!
    THE SEA WALL WAS CONSTRUCTED BY THEM MANY DECADES AGO
    RECLAIMING LAND FROM SEA IS A DUTCH THING AS PER A DOCUMENTARY I SAW RECENTLY WHERE LAND RECLAMATION (NATURALLY FLAT ARABLE LAND) WAS USED TO PLANT TULIPS….YES TULIPS FOR THE INTERNAL/EXTERNAL MARKETS.
    THIS CAN BE INITIATED VIA UNITED NATIONS
    GUYANA U NAH ASK U NAH GET !

    THE ALTERNATIVE IS TO BUILD HIGHWAYS FURTHER INLAND WHERE THE LAND IS MUCH HIGHER.

    I WITNESSED AN ABSOLUTE WASTE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY ON THE EAST BANK DEMERARA WHERE TWO LANES WERE IN CONSTRUCTION ON A STRETCH OF THE ROAD TO GEORGETOWN….AN ABSOLUTE TRAFFIC HAZARD. SURELY THIS MONEY WOULD BE MORE WISELY SPENT CONSTRUCTING A DUAL CARRIAGE WAY FROM TIMERHI-GEORGETOWN
    FURTHER INLAND ON HIGHER GROUND.
    COMMONSENSE APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT OF ONES INFRASTRUCTURE.

    GUYANA IS LUCKY AS ITS COASTLINE WATER IS LESS BRACKISH BECAUSE OF THE RIVERS THAT FLOW OUT TO SEA ….RICE AND CANE CAN BE CULTIVATED ON THIS FLAT ARABLE LAND WITH REINFORCED SEA DEFENCES….A VERY COMMERCIAL VIABLE ALTERNATIVE…
    HEY I AM NO “ENGINEERING EXPERT” BUT EVERY PROBLEM HAS A
    SOLUTION …AND A FEASTABILITY STUDY DOES NOT COST A FORTUNE.
    IT AINT ROCKET SCIENCE
    KAMPTAN

  • Bibi H. Perrotte-Foston  On 01/17/2013 at 1:46 pm

    I agreed with you. Guyana coast is not exempted from tidal waves. Do something now before it happens. Start moving some of the Gov. Dept. Offices inland, build roads inland and the population would move – ceate new cities inland.

  • Towa towa  On 01/17/2013 at 4:36 pm

    You all know that this would eventually happen.55 to 60 years ago u discussed this . What happen.???? Both major party head discussed the posibilities of this happening. Nothing was ever done. Now what do you intend to do for all the people who continue to live so close to a potentially Major Disister waiting to happen.You saw this coming. You did nothing . Remember u dont wait until you want to **** to build latrine.

  • Christine  On 01/17/2013 at 9:53 pm

    Haha! Good all those mansions will be flooded out!
    Alyuh theif deh country money and build ocean view mansion, tek dee ocean up your arse now!!!

    • joan  On 01/18/2013 at 4:58 pm

      I left British Guyana, 52 years ago, as a child growing up, I was always been told that Guyana would be under water in the next 60 -70 years, i think the time is coming,, being under sea level, the atlantic will just come in and make another ocean…sorry to hear

  • Ron. Persaud  On 01/18/2013 at 12:26 am

    Yes!!!
    55 to 60 years ago we all knew that there was such a thing as “Spring Tides” – that period when High Tide was very very high and low Tide was very very low.
    The difference (amplitude) allowed us to keep the kokers open for a longer period and any rainfall was easily drained away.
    But everything has a trade off. The very high tides overtopped the seawalls everywhere – along the coasts and around the islands – Leguan and Wakenaam. I remember, as a child, witnessing this overtopping with a mixture of excitement and fear, heightened by my recently acquired knowledge that “an island is a piece of land completely surrounded by water.” (4th Standard geography).
    On the other hand, at low tide, we could play bat and ball farther out on the beach. It was harder to hit a ‘Four’ or ‘Six’.

  • compton de castro  On 01/19/2013 at 7:23 am

    towa towa …that was hilarious! … guyanese sense of humour…..and realisticly funny !

    KING kanute was supposed to stop the high tide ….him nearly drown!!
    him ah sey him mo powerful dan gad…ha ha !

    May I humbly suggest a new parliament building be erected to house the 65 members of the assembly….maybe they can turn back the tide ! or drown.

    Yes ron I also played bat and ball on golden grove and unity beach as a boy
    growing up…wen wee ge borded wid de crab catching…

    memories oh nostalgic memories.!!!…
    christine that was absolutely hilarious…”tek de ocean up u a** now” cyniclly funny
    but 100 % guyanese…loved it !

    65 heads for 750.000 is an absolute joke…..
    UK has 600 MPs for over 60 million people…CAMERON wants to cut it in half.

    one for every 10000 (ten thousand)GUYANA
    one for every 100000 (100 thousand) UK

    wake up GUYANA or you will be remain uncompetitive…

    thanks bi bi for your insightful agreement also…love you all

    kamptan

  • tyrone lowe  On 01/21/2013 at 1:23 pm

    Talk is cheap…everybody run away to shelter when the rain fall…who will do all the hard work to build Guyana? not even a million people still lining up to get away.

  • ab  On 01/21/2013 at 3:20 pm

    the kabaka had it right…Move the Capital to Linden…Cheddi disagreed

    • tyrone lowe  On 01/22/2013 at 12:25 pm

      If you want to reap crops, plant a new tree. You don’t need to move the old tree.
      If you don’t know how to grow a tree learn from your old “massa”…they taking all your seedlings and planting in their own backyard. This world has many colours not just black and brown. Import brains and hardworking people..not thieves.

      • Towa towa  On 01/22/2013 at 7:37 pm

        A dah ::: Alyu want water front Mr Jagdeo & friends.The Lord is working against you. Now you will get a salt water pool & ::: p.s. u need a jon boat with a 15 HP to get out to go down town, and sport with u frens. Or else u stuck up stairs::: You should a look into the problem before u choose to live waterfront.The LORD bring you to the level of the poor man. You Jagdeo,ODO & Cheddie::::.53 years and alyu big wig in see that you have to address this matter. Now deal with it.

  • compton de castro  On 02/01/2013 at 6:41 pm

    guyanese sense of humour is absolutely hilarious…

    me ah enjay it…gi mi mo…when the ENGLISH language is expressed “culturally”
    with humour it is “comical”….I listended to some of SPARROW calypso with great nostalgia…guyaneseonline thanks to Cyril we now have a forum of “culture”…we can call awee own…
    kamptan

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