Relief supplies distributed to flood-affected Kaikan
Flood relief supplies have been distributed to residents of Kaikan and other neighbouring villages along the Cuyuni River in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) who were inundated as a result of heavy rainfall and high tides earlier this week.
The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), under the guidance of the National Flood Monitoring Taskforce, has responded to reports of inundation at the villages including Carboo, Rock Landing, Wenamu and Eteringbang.
The CDC in a press release reported that at least 100 persons residing along the Cuyuni River have been affected by the rising waters.
Flood relief supplies have been distributed to several areas via the regional authorities and the Guyana Defence Force, and more supplies are scheduled to be delivered there shortly.
The CDC has an assessment team in the region working with the regional representatives to further assess the developing situation.