SUBJECT: Flooding in Regions 7 & 8
EVENT:Flooding in villages in Regions 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni) and 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) as a result of heavy rainfall.
Flood waters have started to recede in most of the flood affected communities in Region 8, however the water levels remains relatively constant in Region 7.
The Guyana Hydrometeorological Service (HYDROMET) has forecasted that showers can be expected during the afternoon hours in the North Pakaraimas. As a result, both Regions 7 and 8 may experience some rainfall, including the communities currently affected by flooding.
Information received from the Regional Democratic Council1 (RDC) has indicated that the communities of Imbaimadai, Philippai Amokokopi, Jawalla, Quebenang,
Waramadong, Kako, Kamarang and Paruima in Region 7 are experiencing flooding, with the areas of the communities located closer to rivers being most affected. At least one hundred (100) residents from the Region have been affected, however specific details on the number and extent of impacts to households is still being collected by the RDC.
A team comprising of representatives from the RDC and the CDC will be deployed to the affected communities tomorrow (May 21, 2017).
Information received from the RDC Region 8 indicates that there is an increase in height of the normal river height by approximately 9 feet at the main landing at Kamarang.