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A PICTORIAL ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF THE FLOODING The Chinese say that a picture is worth a thousand words. And this is most true as one looks.

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1 A PICTORIAL ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF THE FLOODING The Chinese say that a picture is worth a thousand words. And this is most true as one looks at the pictures of the devastation and misery wrought by the rains and floods on the East Coast of Demerara and the capital city, Georgetown, between January 15 and February 5, These pictures show the extent to which the flood waters in villages such as Lusignan, Better Hope and Dazzel Housing Scheme rose to unprecedented levels and these areas could only be navigated by boat. The flood waters were the greatest at the Dazzel Housing Scheme at the back of Paradise, East Coast of Demerara, and caused the dislocation of the residents. They also show the reaction of the Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform, Mr. Robert Corbin MP, as he visited the various communities on the East Coast and areas of the Capital city. These pictures also describe the network put in place by the Party to bring relief to the residents of the East Coast and Georgetown.

2 PNCR Leader Robert Corbin wades through the flood waters in Albouystown as he visits residents on the first day that the flooding overtook Georgetown, January 15, 2005 FLOOD WATERS IN ALBOUYSTOWN

3 This is Better Hope on the ECD, but it looks more like Venice as the flood waters had risen to levels which could only be manoeuvred by boat. This was during the first week of the flood. A ‘RIVER’ AT BETTER HOPE

4 The PNCR also established a distribution centre at HBTV Channel 9 on Mandela Avenue. As seen in this picture, this centre is mainly responsible for the distribution of food. PNCR DISTRIBUTION CENTRE, FOOD

5 This picture is a good view of the crisis centre established by the PNCR in response to the flood. The centre is responsible for the distribution of clothes and water. It is located in the Campala Hotel on Camp Street PNCR DISTRIBUTION CENTRE, CLOTHING

6 PNCR Leader Robert Corbin listens to the residents affected by the flood at Good Hope, January 23, 2005 CONCERN AT GOOD HOPE

7 Representatives of the PNCR distributed food at Plaisance on January 26, Vice- Chairman, Deborah Backer MP can be seen leaning on the pick-up. A HELPING HAND

8 This child makes do with a few biscuits at Buxton as he and others await the arrival of food from the CDC. This pictures was taken during the second week of the flood crisis on January 26, 2005 A CHILD’S DILEMMA

9 Dazzel Housing Scheme suffered the worst flooding on the East Coast. In this photograph, a car which is about to become a submarine reinforces the seriousness of the situation. DAZZEL UNDER WATER

10 A pensive Leader of the PNCR surveys the suffering and devastation at Cane Grove on February 4, 2005 THE AGONY OF CANE GROVE

11 Farmers in Cane Grove brief Mr. Corbin on the lost of cash crops, livestock's and rice cultivation during his visit to the area on February 4, PLIGHT OF THE FARMERS

12 Party Leader, Robert Corbin, is seen here distributing bottled water to residents of Lusignan Pasture on Tues., Feb. 8, With him is Ms. Supriya Singh, Director of the Party's Public Communications Unit. HELP FOR LUSIGNAN

13 PNCR Leader, Mr. Robert Corbin uses a boat to get as close as possible to residents at Lusignan on February 8, 2005 in order to understand the nature of the problems faced by this family. THE WATER, NO BARRIER

14 Guided by two of its younger residents, Party Leader, Robert Corbin, visits North Ruimveldt on Tues. Feb. 8, 2005 CHILDREN LEAD THE WAY

15 An aerial view of the flooded East Coast. A VIEW FROM ABOVE

16 The East Demerara Conservancy Dam, which played such an important part in the flooding of the East Coast, is seen here in this photograph. EAST DEMERARA WATER CONSERVANCY DAM


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