Two villages in Reg. 7 now flooded; water levels in other regions receding


As the ongoing May/ June rainy season progresses, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) has reported that Devil’s Hold and Eteringbang in Region Seven (Cuyuni- Mazaruni) have now reported flooding. Water levels in some regions that were previously flooded have, however, receded.

In a release issued on Saturday, the CDC noted that the water at Devil’s Hold is relatively high, even though rains have stopped in the area at the moment. At Eteringbang, the water level is approximately 12 inches, but rain continues in that location.

The CDC assured residents that it will work closely with representatives of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) to monitor and assess the situation closely.

Flooding at Devil’s Hold, Region Seven (Photo courtesy of the CDC)

Meanwhile, providing a general flood update, the CDC said that Regions 2, 5, 9 and 10 remain impacted.

Water levels along the coastland have receded significantly, and Region 10 has also seen water levels drop by three feet- though Kwakwani remains flooded.

Kwakwani, Region 10, remains flooded (Photo courtesy of the CDC)

Region 9 is, however, still inundated in some parts, especially in the town of Lethem and neighbouring farmlands.

Head of the National Taskforce on Flood Monitoring, Prime Minister Brigadier (Ret’) Mark Phillips has committed to supplying aid to any impacted region, the CDC said.

Additionally, the Hydrometeorological Service forecasts minimal rainfall over the next few days, but precipitation will increase exponentially by Wednesday. The ‘Above Normal High Tide Advisory’ is also in effect and will continue until June 2, 2022.

The CDC continues to urge all residents to remain vigilant and cautious during this rainy season, 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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