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SUBJECT: Flooding in several regions of Guyana.

 

 

 

EVENT:

 

 

 

As a result of heavy and continuous rainfall over the last 48 hours, several areas in all ten (10) Regions of Guyana were reported to be flooded. The water level in the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) continues to rise as follows:

 

 

 

Location

May 06, 2012

May 07, 2012

May 8, 2012

Rainfall

Water Level

Rainfall

Water Level

Rainfall

Water Level

Lama

1.5mm

56:65

19.8mm

56.70

 

56.75

Flag Staff

2.4mm

56.90

22.3mm

57.00

26.3mm

57.15

Land of Canaan

8mm

56.05

9.4mm

57.05

10.8mm

57.10

Mahaica Creek

 

54.40

 

54.50

 

54.60

 

 

 

 

 

PROGNOSIS:

 

 

 

The Hydrometrological Services predicted generally cloudy to overcast conditions and occasional showers can be expected over all the regions in Guyana. Isolated thunderstorm can be expected over some coastal and near inland areas (regions 2 to 6 and 10). Flash floods can be expected in flood prone areas of regions 2 to 6 and 10 as a result of the heavy rainfall. Rainfall is expected to be between 0.1mm and 30.0mm today, May 08, 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.