PUBLIC ADVISORY – SPRING TIDE
A spring tide warning is in effect from Saturday, February 8, 2020, and extends through Thursday, February 13, 2020. Based on information received from the Hydrometeorological Service, the coastal plains of Guyana or Northern Guyana will be impacted by waves as high as 10.83 feet. Flood prone areas in Regions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are expected to be impacted.
Teams from the Civil Defence Commission are on standby to be dispatched across the vulnerable regions to conduct assessments and provide relief to the residents who are likely to be affected. Below is the spring tide schedule:
Date Time Height
Saturday, February 8, 2020 1522hours 10.24ft
Sunday, February 9, 2020 0425hours 9.91ft
Monday, February 10, 2020 0506hoours 10.23ft
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 0545hours 10.37ft
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 0627hours 10.27ft
Thursday, February 13, 2020 0710hours 9.91ft
The Civil Defence Commission is urging residents in high-risk communities to monitor the water levels and take the necessary precautions:
- Report any sea defence breaches.
- Place sandbags where needed.
- Unplug all electrical items which could come into contact with flood water.
- Elevate all household furniture and appliances.
- Relocate livestock to higher ground.
- Create containerised storage for drinking and cooking water.
- Use purification tablet as prescribed.
- Ensure children and elderly stay clear of flood water.
- Visit the nearest health centre if you experience any skin irritation or feel sick.
If your community is flooded, kindly call the Civil Defence Commission, 24 hours National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) on 623.1700, 600.5700 or 226.1114
A message from the Civil Defence Commission.