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

1610hours                 10.63ft

 

Monday, February 10, 2020           0506hoours              10.23ft

1657hours                 10.83ft

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020           0545hours                 10.37ft

1744hours                 10.76ft

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020     0627hours                 10.27ft

1830hours                 10.40ft

 

Thursday, February 13, 2020         0710hours                 9.91ft

1918hours                 9.81ft

 

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.

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