At least six villages flooded in Region 7
The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), through the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), has confirmed that at least six villages in the Region are inundated.
Quebanang, Kangaruma, Waramadong, Phillipai, Pappy Show Landing and Mango Landing are all experiencing different levels of flooding, especially on the farmlands, a press release from the CDC noted.
Other areas such as Eteringbang and Arau Village are seeing rising river levels, the release highlighted.
According to the CDC, assessment teams from the region, led by the Regional Chairman Mr. Kenneth Williams, are working with the police and other community groups to manage the impact.
“The CDC will remain in constant contact with persons on the ground there throughout an extensive period to determine what measures should be taken.”
Meanwhile, residents countrywide are urged to take precautions where necessary and to report any impacts to local authorities or the National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) on 600-7500 or 226-1114 at any time.
The current rainy season is expected to be wetter and longer than normal accordingly to the Hydrometeorological Service.