Rillan Hill family worried about landslide behind home
November 22, 2016
Rillan Hill family worried about landslide behind home

A Rillan Hill family has raised concerns about a landslide, which occurred last Wednesday behind their house.

In an interview with SEARCHLIGHT, Gloria Cato Young pointed out that when the trough system, which affected the country two weeks ago hit, there was some land slippage that came dangerously close to an electric pole.{{more}}

“It’s a matter of time before everything come down on me,” she said.

Cato-Young said she has since contacted the St Vincent Electricity Services (VINLEC) and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), but is yet to receive assistance.

She said NEMO lodged her complaint and told her to keep her phone close at all times, but so far, no one has contacted her.

She said her son has tried to shovel the dirt behind her house, but has been unable to stop the slippage.

“This is stressful,” said Cato-Young, who also complained about her neighbour’s poor drainage, which she said may have contributed to the land slippage.

“I tired talk to that man and he not doing nothing,”

The slippage also broke a wall behind Cato-Young’s home that acted as a barrier against the debris. But what concerns the family most is the electricity pole that towers over the house, which is home to three persons, including a nine-year-old boy. (AS)