Farmlands and communities in Regions Three and Six are currently inundated due to heavy rainfall. The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), in a statement, reported that in Region Three, the Conservancy Dam in Canal No. 2 Polder is reportedly under water while streets and yards in Belle West, Phase 2, West Bank Demerara, are also flooded.
The CDC has also deployed an assessment team to Region Six and is working with the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) there to gather more information, while the authorities in Region Three are also conducting an assessment of the situation.
The Hydromet Office issued an advisory that Guyana should expect continuous moderate to heavy rainfall throughout the weekend (April 9-11) along with thunderstorms and possible flooding in low lying areas.
Agriculture Minister, Zulfikar Mustapha, on Friday conducted a site visit to two drainage pumps in Georgetown to ensure the structures were functioning.
The Minister noted that it was important to assess the city’s drainage structures ahead of the forecasted rainy weekend given the fact that many areas in Georgetown are prone to flooding.