Hydromet issues flood advisory

DPI, Guyana, Monday, June 29, 2020

The Hydrometeorological Department of the Ministry of Agriculture has issued flood warnings for Regions 1, 7, 8, 10 and the northern part of Region 6.

In an advisory issued this evening, the department stated that overcast skies were being observed over these areas with continuous moderate to heavy thundershowers and rain.

These conditions are expected to continue for the next 6 to 8 hours. Rainfall is expected to be mostly moderate to heavy, with a slow but gradual improvement towards the end of the period.

Residents in these areas are urged to remain alert especially in areas where soil may have already been saturated as flooding is most likely in those areas. The Hydrometeorological Department continues to monitor the weather situation.

To report flooding in your community, contact the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) on (592) 226-1114, 226-8815, 226-1027 or 225-5847, or their 24 Hours National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) on (592) 623-1700 and 600-7500.

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