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SUBJECT: Flooding in several regions of Guyana.

 

 

 

1.         EVENT:         As a result rainfall over the last 8 days, 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 16, 2012

May 17, 2012

May 18, 2012

Rainfall

Water Level

Rainfall

Water Level

Rainfall

Water Level

Lama

 

56:85

7.1mm

56.80

10.3mm

56.80

Flag Staff

 

57.10

 

56.95

25.2mm

56.95

Land of Canaan

 

55.20

8mm

55.10

19.9mm

54.95

Mahaica Creek

 

54.75

 

54.65

 

54.50

 

 

2.         PROGNOSIS:    The Hydrometrological Services predicted mostly cloudy conditions with frequent showers, light rain and possible thunderstorms over regions 1 and 2, other regions can expect isolated showers. Rainfall is expected to be between 0 mm and 20.0 mm today, May 18, 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.