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SUBJECT: Flooding in several regions of Guyana.

 

 

 

EVENT:

 

As a result of heavy and continuous rainfall over the last 60 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) over the last three (3) days fluctuated as follows:

 

 

 

Location

May 07, 2012

May 08, 2012

May 9, 2012

Rainfall

Water Level

Rainfall

Water Level

Rainfall

Water Level

Lama

19.8mm

56:70

 

56.75

6.1mm

56.70

Flag Staff

22.3mm

57.00

26.3mm

57.15

4.6

57.10

Land of Canaan

9.4mm

57.05

10.8mm

57.10

1.1

57.10

Mahaica Creek

 

54.50

 

54.60

 

54.70

 

 

 

 

 

PROGNOSIS:

 

The Hydrometrological Services predicted cloudy conditions with showers over Regions 2 to 6 and 10. It is expected that the other regions will experience partly cloudy conditions with isolated showers. Rainfall is expected to be between 15.0mm and 25.0mm today, May 09, 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.