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Engineers work feverishly to repair broken Koker wich inundated the Kingston area – 13th Mar 2013

CaptureBack at the scene of the broken Koker door which caused extensive flooding in the Kingston area, engineers were working feverishly to repair the Koker. A source told this newscast that they are hoping to complete the work later today. A makeshift system was put in place and sand bags were place to stop the heavy flow of water, and the Government has promised to compensate the affected residents.

As the mopping up exercise continued throughout the day residents of Kingston told this newscast that the cleaning up exercise was taking its toll; they also spoke of the neglect of the authorities to properly maintain the Koker.

Some residents were forced to place their furniture and other household items on higher ground after being inundated yesterday.

Already the damages are mounting for some residents who are looking for some form of compensation.

Businessmen Sewlyn Prescott, the owner of Pressy’s Enterprise said he was hit really hard by the flood. He estimated the water to be over 12 inches. Prescott said, he has incurred millions in damages to electronic equipment and printing accessories. He said one of his photo printing machines, carries a price tag in the millions.

Lionel Jaikrarran a businessman who said he operates a restaurant and several other businesses including the clinic of Dr. Hanoman said his losses from his initial assessment is thousands of dollars. But while the blame game has started as to who is responsible, Jaikarran feels that the authorities need to look at existing projects before taking on others.

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