Flood Watch: CDC monitoring flash floods in regions across the country

─ relief supplies to be deployed to Mahdia

─ CDC currently focusing on Regions 8 & 9


By Anara Khan


DPI, Guyana, Friday, May 24, 2019

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) through the National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) is currently monitoring the flood situation in various regions across the country.

CDC Director-General (DG), Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that focus is being placed on Aishalton and Sand Creek in the Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo Region (Region 9) and Mahdia in Potaro-Siparuni (Region 8).

The areas mentioned are currently affected by flash floods.

The DG stated that based on reports from Mahdia’s municipality, 25 homes have been affected and may be in need of immediate relief.

He further disclosed that “the CDC is currently in talks with the municipality to identify possible shelters.” A damage assessment team will be deployed to the area at 13:00hrs today with relief supplies.

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