CDC issues flood alert

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is reporting that several communities countrywide are currently experiencing severe winds and heavy rainfall. 

Damage assessment teams are presently being deployed to assess the situation in these areas. More details to come. 

The CDC also is urging residents in communities that are prone to flooding to take all the necessary precautions.

Place sandbags where needed, unplug all electrical items which may come into contact with floodwaters, elevate all household furniture and appliances situated on the ground floor, relocate livestock to higher ground, ensure children and the elderly stay clear of floodwaters


COVID-19 Alert!

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. We urge citizens to practice good hygiene and social or physical distancing also adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, Guyana.