SITUATION REPORT # 10 as of 1800 hours, February 29, 2012
SUBJECT: Flooding in several regions in Guyana.
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.