CDC monitoring flooding at Rockstone

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As the May/June rainy season continues, flooding is now being reported at Rockstone in Region Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice) where residents have reportedly chosen to remain in their flooded houses.

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in a statement on Monday evening reported that the village Toshao has confirmed that a few homes are under floodwaters as a result of heavy rainfall.

“Three (3) homes are reported to be inundated but the residents have chosen to remain in their homes and manage the situation. Water is said to be approximately one (1) foot in height, and houses along the banks of the creek have accumulated flood waters in their yards,” the CDC said in it’s statement.

The CDC is working with the Toshao and Regional Authorities to monitor the situation and render aid if necessary.

Severe flooding was also reported in several communities in Region Nine (Upper Takutu – Upper Essequibo) and some areas in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).

Heavy rainfall is expected to continue during the next 24 hours and residents countrywide are advised to take all necessary precautions and to report any impacts to local authorities or the National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) on 600-7500 or 226-1114 at any time.

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