Several areas affected by floods in Guyana

By Rumi Samuel Published on November 25, 2022
Several areas affected by floods in Guyana

Guyana’s Civil Defence Commission (CDC) has received reports of flooding in three of the country’s ten administrative regions.

In an update yesterday, the CDC said continued heavy rainfall has resulted in flooding in parts of Regions Two, Three and Four.

The Charity Squatting Area in Region Two has declared that flood waters have risen to at least one inch.

 The CDC said the trenches and drains around the community have since been cleared, and there is continuous monitoring of all operational sluices and pumps by the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC).

In Region 3, Crane Phase One and Two and Canal Numbers One and Two have reported flooding.

“The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) is working feverishly to clear all drains and waterways to facilitate water run-off,” the CDC commented.

The CDC stated that residents in flooded communities of Georgetown, the Eastern Bank of the Demerara River and the Eastern Coast of Demerara in Region Four have reported that the water is receding.

The CDC has called on residents of flooded and flood-prone areas to remain vigilant and cautious.

The Hydrometeorological Service has forecast that adverse weather conditions will continue in Guyana until Saturday.

The passing weather system, coupled with above-normal high tides, will result in flash floods and flooding in low-lying and poorly drained communities.

Rumi Samuel

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