Some Region 10 communities still under high levels of floodwater- CDC

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A release from the Guyana Civil Defence Commission (CDC) on Friday noted that several communities in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) are still under high levels of water.

A recent visit by the Director General of the CDC, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig on August 13-14 revealed that some communities were still hit hard by the seasonal flooding.

“Ladernsville, Hururu, Lamp Island and the Kwakwani Waterfront were visited where water levels are still fairly high in some residences and business establishments,” the CDC said in the release.

Further, it was noted that several sections of access roads were still inundated with structural damage of varying degrees throughout the communities.

Director General of the CDC, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig (right), interacting with flood-affected residents (Photo: CDC)

The Director General also visited the shelters in the Region that are managed and supported by the Commission.

Shelters at Aroaima, Hururu, Forestry and Kwakwani were inspected and recommendations were made as it relates to management operations. The Hostel, which serves as the remaining shelter, was not visited as there were no occupants at the time.

The CDC Head also engaged residents and representatives of the Regional Democratic Council to receive firsthand feedback of the devastating effects of the floods; and the shelter experiences in general.

The CDC said that it continues to monitor all flood-prone and impacted areas across Guyana, while working symbiotically with national and regional authorities to gather accurate updates.

“The Commission’s National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) is a 24-hour hotline that steadily receives data from the entire country and residents are encouraged to contact them on 600-7500 to report any impacts,” the CDC said.

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