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 SUBJECT: Flooding in several regions of Guyana.

 
 
 1.         EVENT

 

As a result heavy rainfall over the last 84 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 09, 2012

May 10, 2012

May 11, 2012

Rainfall

Water Level

Rainfall

Water Level

Rainfall

Water Level

Lama

6.1mm

56:70

13.9mm

56.70

22.7mm

56.90

Flag Staff

4.6mm

57.10

 

57.10

17mm

57.15

Land of Canaan

1.1mm

57.10

 

55.65

53.1mm

55.50

Mahaica Creek

 

54.70

 

54.80

 

54.90

 

2.         PROGNOSIS:    The Hydrometrological Services predicted partly cloudy conditions becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers and outburst of thunder over Regions 1 to 4 and 10.  Mostly cloudy conditions with scattered showers in the afternoon hours are expected in the other regions. Rainfall is expected to be between 0.0mm and 15.0mm today, May 11, 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.