CDC grateful for stakeholder support with West Coast Demerara flood relief efforts

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Director General (ag.) of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) would like to express gratitude to those individuals and organisations that have thus far contributed to the response efforts for the residents of Leonora, Stewartville and Uitvlugt who have been affected by flooding as a result of overtopping of the sea defences:

– the Regional Administration of Region 3 (Essequibo Islands/West Demerara) for their great efforts in support of the administration and coordination of the response efforts

– the Guyana Fire Service for their support in securing and sandbagging the Leonora Cottage Hospital, and establishment of the two emergency shelters

– the Guyana Police Force for providing security at the two shelters, patrolling the affected communities, and their assistance in continued monitoring of the flood situation

– the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) Uitvlugt Estate for providing access to the Uitvlugt Community Centre to be used as an emergency shelter, assistance in preparations of the Community Centre for housing shelterees, and the preparation of meals for shelterees

– the Ministry of Education for providing access to the Uitvlugt Secondary School to be used as an emergency shelter

– the staff and volunteers of the CDC for their continued commitment in the operations of the response effort, including in shelter management, and damage assessment activities

– the Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Carl Greenidge who is acting in the capacity of Prime Minister, Minister of Communities Hon. Ronald Bulkan, Minister within the Ministry of Public Health Dr. Karen Cummings, and Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Annette Ferguson who visited the affected communities and the emergency shelters.

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