Minister of State Joseph Harmon, this morning, briefed Prime Minister Hon. Moses Nagamootoo, who is performing the functions of President on the flood situation in Lethem and Tabatinga.

The Prime Minister was updated that waters in the area have risen up to five feet between 05:00hrs and 11:00hrs yesterday, Wednesday July 4, and that 25 residents were evacuated and are being housed at the Culvert City Primary School, Tabatinga Community Centre and the Amerindian Hostel.

Prime Minister Nagamootoo instructed that Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Hon. Annette Ferguson be dispatched to Region Nine to assess the state of public infrastructure in the area.

Further Minister Harmon will lead a team which will include Civil Defence Commission officials to Lethem and Tabatinga tomorrow, Friday July 6. The Prime Minister had also been briefed by phone by Region Nine Chairman Brian Allicock last evening. The RDC is managing the situation and CDC will provide support.