Some Region Nine communities flooded – CDC

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According to the Hydromet Service, the La Nina (rainy) season has officially begun. As such, several locations countrywide have been impacted by the rains and temporary flooding.

However, Region Nine (Upper Takutu – Upper Essequibo) has been significantly affected by continuous showers and flooding in low-lying areas.

Villages such as Toka, Massara, Yakarinta, Arannaputa Valley, Karasabi, Tiger Pond, Sand Creek, Karaudaranu and Katoonarib continue to be flooded at various levels.

As a result, persons living in the Region and those who intend to travel there must be advised of the following:
▪ Safety is priority. Use protective rain gear and stay away from flooded areas.
▪ Pay attention to weather and flood advisories, and operate with caution.
▪ Store potable water for drinking and everyday use in a safe and sealed container.
▪ Maintain communication with family and friends to share updates as they occur.

Residents nationwide are urged to be vigilant and remain cautious during this rainy season, and to report any impacts to their local authorities or the National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) on 600-7500 at any time.

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