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Unusually heavy rainfall causes coastal flooding

Unusually heavy rainfall causes coastal flooding

(Demerara Waves) January 29, 2012.

Flooding mostly along Guyana’s densely populated coastland caused by almost 24 hours of rainfall has put health authorities on watch.

In addition to flooding in parts of commercial Georgetown, several villages along the East Bank and East Coast Demerara have been somewhat affected.

Hardest hit, however, are parts of Region Six (East Berbice Corentyne) where medical supplies and teams are on standby to suppress fever, diarrhea, itch and other weather and water-related illnesses.  While assuring that “there are no disaster areas as yet,” Health Minister, Dr. Bheri Ramsarran the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and the Health Ministry are on standby because residents are still complacent.

“People still are disarmed when they say its flooding and nobody is sick, we are not. I spoke to the Chairman (of Region Six) and I said the ‘health watch’ starts now. The incubation period is now and probably in a few days from now, our vigilance will pay off so we’re being vigilant as much as possible.  more


Rain pounds Region Six  < click

JANUARY 30, 2012 |(KaieteurNews)
– several communities flooded
Nine inches of rainfall pounded Berbice from Friday evening right through yesterday and the bad news is that there is more rain on the way.
The deluge, compounded by an uncontrollable garbage situation, left several communities underwater.  more

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