Acting National Disaster Management Coordinator advises public to stay away from Layou River

first_img Share 57 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Acting National Disaster Management Coordinator advises public to stay away from Layou River by: – July 29, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! In photo: Layou River flooding after the collapse of the Matthieu Dam yesterday.Mr. Don Corriette the Acting National Disaster Management Coordinator is advising persons who live on the banks of the Layou River to evacuate and seek higher ground.Mr. Corriette is appealing the general public; onlookers, sight-seers and residents of Layou, to stay away from the river as dangerous levels of water has built in the Matthieu Dam and there is a possiblility of flash flooding at anytime.Click here to listen to Mr. Corriette’s statement: Mr. Corriette is aksing for the cooperation of the Layou residents and the general public to ensure that there is no loss of life in the event that the Matthieu Dam collapses again.“We are soliciting the cooperation of the people down at Layou and along the Layou Valley to stay away from that river because it is predominantly in a flood stage. We have activity as reported by the SSU taking place up stream in the Matthieu Dam area that suggests that water is building again at the back of the plug and the soil and the material is already saturated which is not consolidated to the extent that it was before, therefore the possibility of it breaking loose is very, very high.”Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more