SUBJECT: Flooding in Regional Democratic Council (RDC) – Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo (Region 9), Guyana.
Date: June 14, 2011
There has been continuous heavy rainfall in Region 9 and in the Roraima State of Brazil resulting in the Rio Branco, Ireng and Takutu Rivers overflowing their banks. As a result of this event, Lethem and its environs and other low lying areas of Region 9 have become inundated with flood water.
The Hydrometeorological Department of the Ministry of Agriculture forecasted that Region 9 can expect mostly cloudy conditions with occasional showers for the rest of the week.
A total of sixty three (63) Amerindian communities in Central, South Central, North, Deep South and South Pakararaimas have been impacted by the floods in Region 9. Water continues to recede in all of the impacted areas, water has completed receded in Lethem and its immediate environs.