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SITUATION REPORT # 10 as of 1800 hours, February 29, 2012

 

 

SUBJECT: Flooding in several regions in Guyana.

 

 

 

EVENTS:

 

 

As the La Nina weather conditions persist over Guyana, several communities particularly in Georgetown and the coastland of Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, were under several inches of water as a result of continuous rainfall over a 24 hours period. According to the Hydromet Department, the rainfall recorded in Georgetown over the last 24 hours was 129mm which exceeded the total amount of rainfall for most locations in the country for the entire month of February.

 

This heavy rainfall caused the water level in the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) to increase and the excess is being discharged via the Cunha, Land of Canaan and Kofi outlets into the Demerara River.

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.