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Flooding in Guyana - Situation Report # 3 PDF Print E-mail

Flooding in Guyana - Situation Report  # 3 as of 1900 hours, February 08, 2012
The National Emergency Operations Centre in Guyana has issued the following report on flooding in several regions of the country.
EVENTS:
The heavy rainfall that commenced on January 28, 2012 resulted in flooding in several communities in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.  These communities are located on the Coastal Plain and along the Abary, Mahaica, Mahaicony Rivers, Pomeroon, Black Bush Polder and Canal Polders.

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Guyana Floods Situation Report # 2 PDF Print E-mail

Flooding in Guyana - Situation Report   # 2 as of 1900 hours, February 1,  2012

The National Emergency Operations Centre in Guyana has issued the following report on flooding in several regions of the country.
EVENTS:
Continuous rainfall commenced in Guyana on Saturday January 28, 2012 to present. This resulted in flooding in several communities in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, particularly, those communities located on the Coastal Plain and along the Abary, Mahaica, and Mahaicony rivers. The water in East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) reached its critical level and water is being released periodically during the low tides into the Mahaica River through the Maduni Sluice.

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Flooding in several regions of Guyana -Situation Report #1 PDF Print E-mail

Flooding in Guyana - Situation Report   # 1 as of 1900 hours, January 31, 2012.
The National Emergency Operations Centre in Guyana has issued the following report on flooding in several regions of the country.

EVENT:
Continuous rainfall commenced in Guyana on Saturday January 28, 2012 to present. This resulted in flooding in several communities in Region 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, particularly, those communities located on the Coastal Plain and along the, Abary, Mahaica, and Mahaicony rivers. The water in East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) reached its critical level and water is being released periodically during the low rides into the Mahaica River through the Maduni Sluice into the Maduni Creek. The release of water in the Mahaica River is exacerbating the flooding already experienced by the communities along the Mahaica and Mahaicony Rivers.

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Situation Report #5 - Flooding in Guyana - March 20th, 2011 PDF Print E-mail

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From 19-03- 20111200 hours to 20-03-20111200 hours

EVENTS:
The weather condition in Guyana over the last 8 hours has improved. Apart from some intermittent showers in some areas, the weather condition was fairly good with sunshine and high winds. The water level in the Mahaica and Mahaicony Rivers remains high. It was reported that there was a slight drop of the water in the Mahaicony River but the water level in the Mahaica River remains constant as at yesterday’s level. All the outlets of the both the East Demerara and West Demerara Conservancies remains open and there has been an incremental drop of the water level. The highest level tide for the month of March has passed without any major impact to the infrastructure and the low lying areas.

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Situation Report #4 - Flooding in Guyana - March 19th, 2011 PDF Print E-mail

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From 18-03- 2011 2400 hours to 19-03-2011 1200 hours

EVENTS:
The situation has deteriorated within the last 12 hours. There was a significant development in the weather patterns over Guyana with approximately 3 - 4 inches of rainfall over the last 8 hours. There has been 2 - 3.5 inches of rainfall in the Mahaica/Mahaicony areas resulting in a rise in the water of the creeks to the highest levels for this rainy season. This rainfall has created flood conditions along the low laying areas of the coastlands resulting in inundation of the previously flooded areas that were beginning to drain off. There are also reports of flooding in Bartica and areas of Region # 2 and 3. The level of water in the EDWC is at the critical stage and the dams are threatened. A decision has been made to once again release water into the Mahaica Creek.

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Situation Report #3 - Flooding in Guyana - March 17th, 2011 PDF Print E-mail

Period Cover:
From 16-03- 2011 1200 hours to 17-03-2011 1200 hours

EVENTS:
There has been a break in the weather pattern over the last 24 hours. Flood waters have receded in all the regions that were previously affected. However, there are reports that there are accumulations of water in some farm areas in Region 2, 3 and 6. Some sections of Canals No 1 and 2, Parika, Naamryek, Meten-Meer-Zorg and De Kindren are still flooded in the backlands. The water level in the Mahaicony, Mahaica and Abary Creeks has risen during this period. National Drainage and Irrigation Authority has stop releasing  water from the EDWC through the Mahaica Creek.

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Situation Report #2 - Flooding in Guyana - March 16th, 2011 PDF Print E-mail

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From 15-03-1200 hours to 16-03-1200 hours

EVENTS:
Guyana continues to experiencing heavy intermittent and continuous showers across the coast mainly in Region 2,3,4,5,6 over the last 24 hours, resulting in flooding in the farmlands, residential areas and businesses in the several communities on the low coastal plain of these Regions including the capital city. It was reported that the water level in the Mahaicony and Mahaica Creeks has remains the same as of yesterday. National Drainage and Irrigation Authority advised that releasing of excess water through the Mahaica Creek will continue. This has to be done to prevent over topping and breaches that can be cause due to the excess water in the conservancy.

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