Crews working on flooded roads

| 29/09/2010

(CNS): The National Roads Authority currently has six crews dealing with the flood waters associated with Tropical Storm Nicole, across Grand Cayman. According to Hazard Management Cayman Islands early assessments although a number of roads have been flooded, flood waters have not caused damage to homes. HMCI and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Shelter Operations are currently working with the NRA to alleviate areas where flooding has occurred. Areas in George Town, Prospect and Newlands have been flooded but officials said that the Cumber Avenue area of Bodden Town had escaped this time.

In George Town portions of Windsor Park were flooded but NRA is actively pumping the water out although there is still standing water on Anthony Drive and Templeton Street officials stated. Over at Randyke Gardens parts of Concord Avenue and Randyke Way are flooded. In the Several roads in the Industrial Park are flooded including Maclendon Drive, Industrial Way, Dorcy Drive, Red Gate Road, Commercial Avenue, Seymour Road, Barnes Drive and Webb Road.
Large areas in Washing Boulevard area (Swamp) have been flooded but NRA is also pumping the water out. There is still standing water on Woodpecker Close, Grackle Road, Washington Road, Cypros Road Brushy Avenue, Greenwood Drive, and Kennedy Drive. There is also flooding in Central Scranton towards the back of Tigris Street and the northern portion of Watlers road has flooded. Along Eastern Avenue portions of Saturn Close has sustained flooding as well as the end of Courts Road.
Meanwhile, in Prospect Marina Drive, Rosemary Street, Mahogany Way, Party Lane, Almond Avenue, Buttonwood Avenue, Logwood Way, Birch Avenue are all flooded. In Newlands portions of Moonbeam Drive and Butterfly Circle have also sustained flooding.
While Cumber Avenue in Bodden Town is saturated there was no flooding in the area officials said.
If your area had been flooded and is not present on this list, please specify the street name and contact HMCI at 945-4624 or the NRA at 946-7780. If you need shelter or other assistance please contact Lynda Mitchell at the DCFS Shelter Operations at 949-0290 or 925-5346.
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  1. Rsident says:

    I see twohomes in cumber was flooded yesterday.  Ms Corine & Ms Twyla.  Lets see who will call them and find out their lost.  They have now gotten tired of talking about their damage of furniture for the past 4 years with no results.

  2. Jimmy says:

    here is another long term solution!! go live on the bluff!!

    it is not possible to "properly" drain a area that is below sea level or that the water table is immediately underground!!


    oh where would the water go then??



    • Anonymous says:

      Jimmy, these people have lived there for more than forty (40) years and never been flooded in their homes untill the Lookout Highway was bult.

      You can afford to build on the Bluff, they cannot, so please dont go there.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m sorry but why does NRA have to wait for the rain to come before they will come out and clean these drains. They know when the rainny seasons starts why wait get these things  done before hand so that the roads doesnt  flood.

  4. West Bayer says:

    Should bring the low risk prisoners out of bed and get ’em working!!

    Dis sounds like the proper kind of mess they should be cleaning up!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Could you please make sure they come to Belford Estates – its worse than its ever been there right now.  I had to wade through water almost calf deep to get home last night, and my entire yard is flooded.  Sitwell Street and other roads in the area are severely flooded and the entire length of Yeats Street is now underwater and more resembles a canal than a road.

    We need a LONG TERM solution still!

    • Durrrr says:

      Here’s a long term solution for you: stop living in a low lying area that is prone to flooding.

      • ExPat says:

        Uh?  It wasn’t ever prone to flooding like this until they built the bypass and started building in Lookout Gardens behind us.  We never used to experience flooding such as this.  And some of us don’t have the luxury of being able to choose where we live – we have to go by our (limited) budgets.

      • Anon says:

        It never used to flood so severely prior to the building of the bypass – it used to be something we could live with up until that time.  And soon they gonna start filling and building in Lookout Gardens behind us so that’s just gonna make matters even worse.

        • durrrr says:

          so what you’re saying is that it has always been low lying and prone to flooding, but it’s worse now?


          either you, or your family, or your landlord almost certainly picked up your property for a knock down price because of its height above sea-level (and if you/they didn’t you may want to think twice before admitting it), why should anyone else care when you get a bit flooded?

          • Belforddrama says:

            durr, This is why Cayman is being robbed every day, because of sensless idiots like you who would think it was the fault of the people in Belford why we are flooding.  This was not being said in the last election, we got promises that it would be fixed.  Come back next election.

            • Durrrr says:

              I’m not saying it’s your fault that it’s flooding – I just don’t see why you think anyone else should care about it.


              If we take it to an extreme, I could probably pick up a peice of swamp land for next to nothing. If I decide to build a house on it, and my house was permanently flooded with swamp water, that would be my problem, not the Government’s. Why should the rest of the Island, who had the sense to live in areas which are not flood prone, pay to fix your problem?

              • Anonymous says:

                Clearly, your priorities are "me, myself and I".  I, for one, care about what happens to my neighbor.  In a small community, ultimately, we will sink or swim together.  I would prefer to swim.  As for you, f**k off.

                • durrrr says:

                  of course I care about my neighbours. they aren’t dumb enough to live in a swamp though

                  • Anonymous says:

                    We’re talking about options, you idiot, and not everyone has the options you seem to enjoy.  People make the best of their situation and, in this case, the situation seems to have changed as new construction has created new flooding.  There should be a solution to this problem, but the solution IS NOT blame those that suffer.  Durrr = duhhhhh.  🙁

                  • Anonymous says:

                    Durrr: Maybe you are just being deliberately unkind to stir things up on this website. I gather some people like to do that. If not, try to understand that there are people who bought land in good faith many years ago or who grew up on land in the family for many years who NEVER had flooding until the recent development of parts of this island hitherto undeveloped. Parts of Bodden Town fall into this category. Parts of Belford have always been low lying so caveat emptor -buyer beware- could be said to apply there. But other posters are correct. Land elsewhere in Bodden Town previously not prone to flood has started to flood badly since the development of Lookout Gardens. Those affected by a development they had no control over deserve at least some sympathy; it certainly would be preferable to your unpleasant insensitive remarks.

          • Anon says:

            No.  What I am saying is there used to only be a small area of flooding to the rear of my quarter acre property which only used to be a couple of inches deep.  I could live with that, and in any event I filled it and that solved the problem… until they built the bypass.  Now I have 6-8 inches of water standing on my property every time we have heavy rain such as the last few days, and it covers my entire property.  Also the road I live on, and the next street used to have the odd patch with standing water – now they are completely under water. 

            I don’t need to think twice about anything.  The property I boughtat no knockdown price had little to no flooding – as I have already described above, otherwise we simply would not have bought the land.  OK, had wehad lots of money we could have bought somewhere really nice, but not all of us are in a position to pick and choose like that and we did the best we could with what we had.

            Read the other replies here from people who have lived here 20 years or so.  Despite us all telling you we never used to have this flooding until the bypass was built you and others still seem to insist its our fault. 

            What if the shoe was on the other foot?  You might be high and dry now but who knows what may happen in the future.  What if someone builds something near you that results in severe flooding in your yard?  And if the worst comes to the worst, I really hope people aren’t so arrogant, ignorant, patronising and dismissive as you, and all the government officials who caused, but refuse to rectify this problem.  The cause of the flooding is ill-conceived planning permissions and laws – nothing else – pure and simple.

      • Anonymous says:

        Dumb dumb, we have lived in Belford for twenty years.  Why dont you move over to the other side of your bed so we can get some sleep.

      • Anonymous says:

        Hmmm… some developer got permission from planning to build in a flood-prone area.  Then they built some relatively low-cost housing, probably cutting every corner they could find to cut.  Then people who could not afford more expensive housing bought residences there.  Then more construction probably caused the pattern of flooding to change, affecting residents more.  And now that the residents have brought the problem to your attention, it’s the resident’s fault?  How in the world do doctors check your pulse – heartless, arrogant, know it all?