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SUBJECT: Flooding in several regions of Guyana.

 

 

 

1.         EVENT:         As a result rainfall over the last 72 hours, several areas in 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 19, 2012

May 20, 2012

May 21, 2012

Rainfall

Water Level

Rainfall

Water Level

Rainfall

Water Level

Lama

17 mm

56:90

28 mm

57.05

 

57.20

Flag Staff

46.2 mm

57.10

25.9mm

57.20

2.7mm

57.30

Land of Canaan

55.2 mm

55.15

31.1mm

55.95

9.5mm

56.00

Mahaica Creek

 

54.50

 

54.55

 

54.50

 

 

2.         PROGNOSIS:    The Hydrometrological Services predicted partly cloudy conditions becoming cloudy at times over all regions. However, isolated showers can be expected over regions 1 to 3 and 7. Additionally, outburst of thunder can be expected over some coastal and near inland areas. Rainfall is expected to be between 0 mm and 10.0 mm today, May 21, 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.