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