CDC ready to provide aid as flooding spreads to other regions

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The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), in a release issued on Monday, said that it is ready to provide aid in any part of the country as flooding has been confirmed in six regions.

See below full release from the CDC: 

To date there are confirmed reports of flooding in Regions 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9. Assessments are still underway so an accurate number of houses impacted is not yet available.

The flooding is caused heavy and consistent rainfall, which facilitates the over-topping of waterways. Parts of Region 2 are experiencing an average of 6 inches of flood waters; Regions 4 and 5 have an average of 3 inches of flood water; Region 7 is currently experiencing rising river levels between 7 and 20 feet in some parts; Region 8 is now seeing receding water levels, and Region 9 has mild flooding around in the town of Lethem only. So far, there have been no reports of structural damage, no power outages due to flooding and no shelters have been established to house persons.

The CDC has teams and relief supplies at the ready to be dispatched to any part of the country. We also have supplies prepositioned at our warehouses in Lethem and Timehri.

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