June 23, 2021

Freak storm ravages Leguan

first_imgResidents of the Essequibo island of Leguan were left without electricity after a brief but violent storm hit the island on Sunday afternoon.Downed poles caused a widespread power outage on the island. Electricity was only restored on Monday afternoonReports indicated that the storm hit the island’s front section just before 16:00h, with lightning, thunder, heavy rains and “circular” winds, which ripped off the roofs of several buildings and downed several large trees in the area. Additionally, two Guyana Power and Light (GPL) electricity poles were knocked down, which resulted in the power outage on the island.No injuries were recorded, but residents were said to have been quite shaken up by the tumultuous weather. Guyana Times was told that power was restored to the island around 14:00h on Monday. Water service was also restored after briefly being disrupted.The incidence of unsettling weather has been recently increasing. It was around 11:00h on Friday last that heavy rains and winds battered parts of the East and West Banks of Demerara, slowing vehicular traffic for about 30 minutes. (Shemuel Fanfair)The Mandir was not spared the storm’s ferocitylast_img

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