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  SUBJECT: Flooding in several regions of Guyana.

 

1.         EVENT

 

As a result of heavy and continuous rainfall over the last 72 hours, several areas in all ten (10) Regions of Guyana were reported to be flooded. The water levels at the four (4) locations in the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) have been recorded as follows:

 

 

Location

May 08, 2012

May 09, 2012

May 10, 2012

Rainfall

Water Level

Rainfall

Water Level

Rainfall

Water Level

Lama

 

56:75

6.1mm

56.70

13.9mm

56.70

Flag Staff

26.3mm

57.15

4.6mm

57.10

 

57.10

Land of Canaan

10.8mm

57.10

1.1mm

57.10

 

55.65

Mahaica Creek

 

54.60

 

54.70

 

54.80

 

 

2.         PROGNOSIS:    The Hydrometrological Services predicted cloudy to overcast skies with occasional showers and intermittent rain over all regions across Guyana. Occasional outburst of thunder can be expected on the coast and inland areas of region 2 to 6 and 10. Rainfall is expected to be between 0.5mm and 40.0mm today, May 10, 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.