Regions being “closely monitored” by National Flood Taskforce after heavy rainfall floods Georgetown
- Pumps “completely functional”
The National Flood Taskforce is on high alert after a bout of heavy rainfall resulted in several locations in the capital city of Georgetown being flooded.
The Taskforce, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), the Hydrometeorological Office, relevant Ministries, City Engineers and the Mayor’s Office, and all Regional Executive Officers are said to be closely monitoring the situation.
The CDC reported that as of 12:45pm on Monday, all pumps in the Georgetown area are completely functional with engineers monitoring them on a 24 hour basis.
Additionally, the NIDA indicated that the Koker/Sluice will be open from 2pm to 6:30pm.
A team from the CDC will also be conducting assessments around the capital city momentarily.
“The National Flood Taskforce will monitor countrywide reports and weather patterns and will be ready to deploy resources and aid if necessary,” the CDC said.
Residents are advised to remain vigilant and cautious, and to report any further impacts to local authorities or the National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) on 600-7500 at any time.