Emergency works ongoing in Kwakwani, other regions not severely impacted by rainfall – CDC
The authorities are executing emergency drainage works in Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice) following continuous heavy rainfall over a 24-period.
The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in a statement on Monday noted that while other regions are not severely impacted, Rockstone and Kwakwani in Region 10 are affected.
“The village of Rockstone in Region 10 however, has reported household impacts. Emergency works in Kwakwani are underway to ensure drainage systems remain operational and water purification tablets, collapsible water containers and cleaning hampers have been distributed to some residents,” the CDC noted in its statement.
According to the CDC, the National Taskforce on Flood Monitoring found that the impact of the rainfall has not been significant but authorities are working “assiduously” to ensure impacted and potentially impacted communities across Guyana are assessed and managed during this rainy season.
According to the statement, reports from Regions Two, Four, Five and Seven indicate that while water has accumulated in some areas due to the heavy rainfall, there has not been a significant impact.
Meanwhile, the Hydrometeorological Service highlighted that communities in Region Two: Karawab, Leguan and Varsallies; Region Four: South Ruimveldt, Grove, Friendship, Enmore and Timehri; Region Six: Crabwood Creek; and Region Ten: Coomaka, all have accumulated at least two inches of water over the last 24 hours.
Persons living in those areas and their environs are urged to be vigilant and cautious as more rainfall is forecasted.
The Taskforce, through various ministries and agencies, is continuously monitoring locations countrywide and is prepared to render further assistance if necessary.
In addition, the CDC is encouraging all Guyanese to report any impacts to local authorities or the National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) on 600-7500 or 226-1114 at any time.