GUYANA: Extensive flooding recorded in the Interior Regions – Updated

GUYANA: FLOODING- Several Areas under water

UPDATE: —  December 12 – The flooding has now spread to other regions

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.

A house in Pappy Show Landing under water

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.

Flooding in Mango Landing

“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.

UPDATED

CDC ready to provide aid as flooding spreads to other regions

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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Comments

  • Age  On 12/11/2022 at 12:03 pm

    Climate change. Longer rainy seasons, heavier rainfall.

    That flood submerge an entire bottom house. I’ve rarely seen this in my lifetime.

    • Brother Man  On 12/12/2022 at 7:24 am

      But why are you shocked?

      Guyana’s coastal areas are well below sea level. And this has little to do with climate change.

      • wally  On 12/12/2022 at 10:32 am

        Amen!!!

      • Age  On 12/12/2022 at 10:46 am

        Mazaruni is in the coastal belt? That alone tells me you gotta go back to primary school and learn your geography. This region didn’t get such high flooding of Biblical proportions. That water alone looks like 8 feet high. LeBron James would be submerged in that water.

      • Brother Man  On 12/12/2022 at 11:46 am

        My apologies to you. I made an assumption without first reading the article.

        It was after I posted the comment I realized that the floods happened in the interior of the country.

        So yes, it’s a wake up call.

      • Age  On 12/12/2022 at 12:27 pm

        It’s all good Brother.

        If floods that high hit the coastal plain, Guyana economy will collapse overnight. Sea levels are rising too, and with these oil vessels digging into the ocean floor for oil, Guyanese fishermen are telling me that they can’t catch the fish that they used to get before oil drilling.

  • theonly  On 12/15/2022 at 2:42 pm

    Age is it possible that the fishes dont want to be caught or maybe the fish parents want some kind of payment, just asking.

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