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Cleanliness averts flooding on Sister Islands

The sister islands of Virgin Gorda and Anegada suffered minimal flooding from the August 7, 2017 flash flood that affected the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/Team of Reporters
Scenes from Virgin Gorda after the August 7, 2017 flash flood in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/Team of Reporters
Scenes from Virgin Gorda after the August 7, 2017 flash flood in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/Team of Reporters
Scenes from Virgin Gorda after the August 7, 2017 flash flood in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/Team of Reporters
Scenes from Virgin Gorda after the August 7, 2017 flash flood in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/Team of Reporters
Scenes from Virgin Gorda after the August 7, 2017 flash flood in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/Team of Reporters
Scenes from Virgin Gorda after the August 7, 2017 flash flood in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/Team of Reporters
Scenes from Virgin Gorda after the August 7, 2017 flash flood in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/Team of Reporters
Scenes from Virgin Gorda after the August 7, 2017 flash flood in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/Team of Reporters
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Residents of the sister islands of Anegada and Virgin Gorda are crediting their terrain and the care of the community for there not being any major flooding consequent of Monday night's, August 7, 2017, flash flood in the Virgin Islands (VI).

"The reason I would say that we had no major flooding of peoples businesses and homes and even in ghuts and alleyways is because we do a good job at keeping our community clean," said a well-known resident of Virgin Gorda who asked not to be named.

According to the woman, there are regular cleanup activities throughout the year by members of the community that is not spearheaded by government or government affiliated groups and organisations.

"We have people like Sasha Flax, Shereen Flax and many others who are always putting nastiness on blast and promoting cleanliness. The Rotarians and several others are always planning and executing cleanups and they must be credited for our safety during this storm."

Some landslides and erosions did occur but they were minimal. "With the rocks falling and some erosions to some roads were things out of our control but those too were not major."

Water supply issues

Another resident of the community highly complimented the contractors who executed the recent road works at Lee Road. "Even the new road development functioned good," the resident said.

However, it was reported that as a result of a long standing problem with the water treatment and distribution plant at North Sound, sections of that community continues to have a water supply problem which was elevated by the heavy rain and power outages.

On the other hand, residents of Anegada said that it was a usual quick runoff of water on their island with no damages "to cry about".

"Lots of water that's all we use to ... our water drains naturally," said one businessman. 

 

13 Responses to “Cleanliness averts flooding on Sister Islands ”

  • Truth (09/08/2017, 11:13) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    You are so right about that.until the government get serious about cleanliness and I say government because the people on Tortola would never do what is right. The kind of garbage that I saw washed up and down it's a national disgrace.we are destroying this beautiful place that I come to call home.
    • @Truth (09/08/2017, 12:16) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
      Ah please! Is WE THE PEOPLE need to take pride in our sorroundings. Stop depending on the Government to clean up after big hardback people.
  • vex (09/08/2017, 12:28) Like (2) Dislike (21) Reply
    VG full of island people so how come they clean?
  • Truth (09/08/2017, 13:32) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    But I just stated the reason why the government would have to handle the matter with more laws ,penalty and enforcement. The people from other islands come here and accustomed to disposing their garbage in grits and over cliffs and the tortolian people join them to.nothing to stop them only stiff penalties and strong enforcement will slow them down.from the prison almost to beef island bridge on the seaward side is used for dumping garbage ,old fridge old stove old galvanize you name it.do you really think these people are going to stop.think again.heavy fines in a solution.
    • @Truth (09/08/2017, 15:47) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      Actually, the island I come from has door-to-door garbage collection three times a week so, no, we're not usually nasty!
  • Truth (09/08/2017, 13:36) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Because of the size of vIrgin gorda there's not much place to hide to dispose of garbage so most of them do the right thing because someone would see and talk or put it on social media so they scared to do what Tortola people do without and consequence.
    • tola (10/08/2017, 08:36) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Tortola is a very small island too compared to other islands. Lets take pride in our islands and keep them clean.
  • keep it real (09/08/2017, 15:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is all about those massive houses in Tola hills that VG don't have with small cistern as little hard rain come they over flow send water like crazy rushing down in to town or the Flat lands....
  • Street Reporter. No Cable. (09/08/2017, 15:23) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    VG people may need to advice cable TV how to keep Cable TV on.. Its seems like they have a very poor system or just looking for a reason to turn the daxxmn cables off.. Little wind, Cable off, Heavy rain Cable off.. OMG...Why?
  • one eye (09/08/2017, 16:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    where is Archie on this? he done say them island people nasty
  • I glad (09/08/2017, 17:51) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    I'm so glad that rain came and purged itself of all that litter and threw it right in the middle of our town. My god....look nastiness. Tortola has some pherkers living on it messon. The ghuts couldn't take it anymore...
  • Why Cancel Festuval (10/08/2017, 06:07) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    Most artist are already here got their half pay already. Give us Friday and Saturday in Road town... One artist say while we were in the plane coming here Wednesday once he get to Tortola he will get his next half perform or not... So Let then work.. Let them do Friday and Saturday in Road Town.. By the way Thursday. Friday and Saturday are sunny days...


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