Flood affected residents get relief supplies

-Excavators cleaning trenches to avoid further flooding


The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) has distributed cleaning supplies to residents of communities on the West Coast of Demerara who were affected by flooding due to high tide on Saturday morning.

The affected villages include Blankenburg, Den Amstel, Fellowship, Cornelia Ida, Anna Catherina and Uitvlugt Oceanview.

A resident receiving cleaning supplies (DPI photo)

According to Director General of the CDC, Lt Col Kester Craig, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) have also commenced cleaning on trenches in the area to prepare for another high tide at around 15:58 hrs on Saturday at a height of 3.31 meters.

Clearing at Blankenburg, WCD, Region 3
(DPI photo)
Clearing at Zeelugth, WCD, Region 3.
(DPI photo)

The highest tides are expected to be on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at 4:38 pm at a height of 3.36 metres and on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 5:18pm at a height of 3.32 metres.

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