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Several Villages Across Guyana Inundated After Heavy Rainfall

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2nd of November, 2020. Georgetown, Guyana, South America

Last updated: November 2, 2020 at 20:18 pm

Residents of several villages across Guyana have been affected by severe flooding after torrential rainfall pounded various Regions across the country. Reports are that the downpour started around 4 AM this morning, November 2, 2020 and continued until around 2 PM – resulting in a deluge across several parts of the country.

The Civil Defence Commission earlier today deployed assessment teams to affected communities to accurately capture the impact of the weather on public and private infrastructure.

Along the East Coast of Demerara the hardest hit villages were Mon Repos North (35 households), Good Hope (140 households), Annandale North (140 households), and Goedverwagting (8 households).

In Region Five the hardest hit villages were De Edward Village (13 households), Rosignol Village (75 households) and further assessments are set to commence at Bath Settlement.

Cleaning and sanitizing hampers were distributed to affected households.

To this end the CDC is advising residents of riverain, low-lying and flood prone areas to take all necessary precautions and to contact the National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) on 226-1114, 623-1700 and 600-7500, should they be affected.

Source: Kester Craig

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