Guyana: Severe flooding in some West Demerara communities – Updated with video

– as high tides continue to batter coast

Waves crashing over the seawall at Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara yesterday. (Shamar Meusa photo)
Waves crashing over the seawall at Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara yesterday (September 29, 2019)…  (Shamar Meusa photo)

Spring tides continued to batter sea defences across the coast yesterday with flooding reported in almost every coastal region as the authorities scrambled to respond with hundreds of persons at risk.  Flooding was also reported in Georgetown,especially around the Stabroek Market area.

“The current unprecedented high tide has affected several communities in Regions 2,3,4,5, and 6. The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) through its 24 hours National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) is monitoring the situation and is in contact with all the Regional Administrations that have activated their Regional Disaster Management System and are conducting assessments and updating the commission,” CDC Director-General, Lieuten-ant Colonel Kester Craig, said in a post on his Facebook page last night, hours after the tides returned with a vengeance to batter communities along the coast.

The above normal high tides are expected to continue until Wednesday, October 02, 2019.

Guyana FLOODS ….

Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara – Guyana

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Comments

  • Curtis  On September 30, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Thus the urgency to get the seawall project moving A.S.A.P.

  • Clyde Duncan  On October 4, 2019 at 3:28 am

  • Clyde Duncan  On October 4, 2019 at 3:37 am

  • Clyde Duncan  On October 4, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Eddie in the UK wrote:

    Good use of modern technology to inform the public and highlight the dangers of flooding.

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