St Joseph communities take early steps ahead of hurricane season

first_imgLocalNews St Joseph communities take early steps ahead of hurricane season by: – April 16, 2012 Tweet Share 8 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Hon. Kelvar DarrouxSome of the communities which are prone to be affected by severe floodings are making early preparations ahead of the 2012 hurricane season.The St Joseph, Mero and Layou communities which are known to receive severe damage during storms are tackling the issue before the rainy season commences in June.Parliamentary representative for these villages Kevler Darroux is reporting that dredging works are still ongoing on the Layou River.He said government is in the process of finalizing a loan from the Central Development Bank to fix roads and infrastructure which were damaged last year as a result of serious flooding.“The necessary signage has already been set to indicate that some areas are flood zones. We continue to place tremendous emphasis on that and when the hurricane season comes, we will be intensifying our approach. We want to also ensure that the loss of land property is minimal,” he said.Darroux also reported that the government recently concluded a walkthrough with the Public Works Corporation to see how best the operation could commence.He said there will be the creation of serious employment for the people of St Joseph once the project has started.“We expect to see at least 30-40 persons employed on that project. We are talking about 700 meter of works to be undertaken,” he added.He said this is government testament to ensure that they respond to the needs of people, especially after a disaster.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more