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SITUATION REPORT # 8 as of 1900 hours, February 16, 2012

 

 

SUBJECT: Flooding in several regions in Guyana.

 

 

 

EVENTS:

 

 

The heavy rainfall that commenced on January 28, 2012, resulted in flooding in several communities in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, particularly, those communities located on the Coastal Plain and along the Abary, Mahaica, Mahaicony Rivers, Pomeroon, Black Bush Polder and Canal Polders. Light to moderate showers are being experienced and water has receded in most of these areas.

 

The release of water from the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) into the Mahaica River through the Maduni Sluice has been stopped.

General Notice

The public is being notified that a 24-hour National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) has been activated through the Civil Defence Commission (CDC).
Citizens are encouraged to report any emergency situation to the NEMS to enable efficient alerting of the relevant authorities.

This can be done by telephone calls to 226-1114, 226-1117, 600-7500, 623-1700.

By text to 600-7500 or 623-1700.

By Whatsapp messenger to 623-1700.