Floodwaters following Monday night rains drenched the village of Bladden in the Toledo District. However, as weather conditions improved over the last day, things are getting back to normal in the community. Senior Correspondent, Paul Mahung reports.
The reprieve for the residents in the south after having the recent flood waters subside is temporary as the National Meteorological Service says that a flood warning remains in effect for portions of the Stann Creek District and the entire Toledo District.
Ronald Gordon, Chief Meteorologist: “We issued those flood alerts based on information coming from the National Hydrological Service who were the ones monitoring the river levels. So their report was indicated that several rivers in the south were at flood stage and therefore we issued a flood warning for those communities. Based on the rainfall forecast for the next twenty four to forty eight hours rainfall will decrease so those river levels I would expect would go down I would expect within that period. However as I mentioned as the system approaches us or the area over the weekend we expect additional increase in rainfall so it is likely that there will be additional flooding in those communities as well as the communities that are flood prone across the country.”