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SITUATION REPORT # 09 as of 1000 hours, February 22, 2012
SUBJECT: Flooding in several regions in Guyana.
EVENTS:
The heavy rainfall which 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. Some of the affected communities were inundated for a second time as a result of heavy to moderate rainfall experienced from Sunday February 19, 2012 to present.
PROGNOSIS:
It was forecasted by the Hydrometeorological Department of the Ministry of Agriculture that cloudy spells can be expected with isolated showers over some coastal regions and inlands. The amount of rainfall is expected to be between 0mm and 20mm. The above normal high tide flood advisory is in effect until Sunday February 26, 2012.

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.