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SUBJECT: Flooding in several regions of Guyana.

 

 

 

1.         EVENT:         As a result rainfall over the last 96 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 14, 2012

May 15, 2012

May 16, 2012

Rainfall

Water Level

Rainfall

Water Level

Rainfall

Water Level

Lama

 

56:90

3.6mm

56.90

 

56.85

Flag Staff

 

57.15

3.1mm

57.15

 

57.10

Land of Canaan

 

55.35

 

55.20

 

55.20

Mahaica Creek

 

54.90

 

54.80

 

54.75

 

 

 

2.         PROGNOSIS:    The Hydrometrological Services predicted variable cloudiness with isolated showers over regions 7 and 10 this evening and over coastal areas in the early morning. Thunderstorms are likely over region 7 and 10. Rainfall is expected over regions 5 and 6 in the early morning. Rainfall is expected to be between 0.0 mm and 10.0 mm today, May 16, 2012.

 

General Notice

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Citizens are encouraged to report any emergency situation to the NEMS to enable efficient alerting of the relevant authorities.

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