Situation Report # 7 as of 1000 hours, February 14, 2012
Region 5 - MAHAICA-BERBICE
The Regional Chairman reported that the water has been receding rapidly from the communities along the Branch Road up to the No. 10 Village, however from Esau and Jacob and the communities further down the Mahaicony River the water is receding very slowly. Additionally, the water is receding very slowing from the residential areas and farmlands of the Upper Mahaica Communities including Little and Big Baiboos and Grass Hook.
Region 6 - EAST BERBICE-CORENTYNE
The Regional Democratic Council of this region reported flooding in the residential and cultivated areas in Whim Wire Dam, Bloomfield Housing Scheme, Black Bush Polder, Mibicuri, Lesbeholden, Johanna and Yakusari as result of heavy rainfall the region recently experienced. There were reports of damages to cash crops, rice and losses of livestock in the Black Bush Polder communities.
NDIA has reported that all pumps and sluices in these areas are operational and continue to be monitored and preventative works are being conducted within the region as the need arises.