CDC deploys officers to assess city flooding


The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) Wednesday morning said its officers have been deployed across the capital city of Georgetown to accurately capture the impact of the weather on public and private infrastructure.

The National Weather Watch Centre is advising that the current weather pattern is forecast to last until November 08, 2020.

The current rainfall is expected to continue until late this evening with moderate downpours into the night. Low tide is forecast to be at 11:56 hrs at a height of 0.90 mm which will provide some relief for waters to recede.

Over the last 24 hours, rainfall measurement was approximately 5 inches. The drainage capacity caters for 2 inches of water; hence the severity of flooding.

To this end, the CDC is advising residents of riverain, low-lying and flood-prone areas to take all necessary precautions and to contact the National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) on 226-1114, 623-1700 and 600-7500, should they be affected.

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