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Situation Report #5 - Flooding in Guyana - as of 18:00 hours, Saturday May 20th, 2017 PDF Print E-mail

EVENT:

Flooding in villages in Regions 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni) and 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) as a result of heavy rainfall.

PROGNOSIS:

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.

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Situation Report #4 - Flooding in Guyana - as of 08:00 hours, Saturday May 20th, 2017 PDF Print E-mail

EVENT:

Flooding in villages in Regions 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni) and 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) as a result of heavy rainfall.

PROGNOSIS:

There has been little to no rainfall in the affected communities of Region 8; as a result, there have no major changes in the flood situation.

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Situation Report #3 - Flooding in Guyana - as of 18:00 hours, Friday May 19th, 2017 PDF Print E-mail

EVENT:

Flooding in villages in Regions 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni) and 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) as a result of heavy rainfall.

PROGNOSIS:

The flood situation is increasing in regards to the area impacted. Flooding is now impacting communities in Region 7 as it is raining in both regions with more rain forecasted. The CDC has commenced coordinating response efforts and will be having flights into the affected communities commencing Saturday May 20th, 2017; these flights will be delivering food items, bleach, medication and clothing to the affected population.

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Situation Report #2 - Flooding in Guyana - as of 20:00 hours, Thursday May 18th, 2017 PDF Print E-mail

EVENT:

Flooding in the villages of Kaibarupai, Waipa, and Chenapau.

PROGNOSIS:

The southern and southwestern sections of Region 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) experienced heavy downpours of rain over the last two weeks with the most recent being May 13 and 17, 2017. This resulted in flooding in some areas of the region, as well as, increase in the river levels. Additional rainfall, delay in response operations may exacerbate the unfolding situation in the affected communities.

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Flooding in Guyana - Situation Report # 5 PDF Print E-mail

EVENT
As a result heavy rainfall over the last 84 hours, several areas in all ten (10) Regions of Guyana were reported to be flooded. The water levels at the four (4) locations in the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) have been recorded as follows:

Location

May 09, 2012

May 10, 2012

May 11, 2012

Rainfall

Water Level

Rainfall

Water Level

Rainfall

Water Level

Lama

6.1mm

56:70

13.9mm

56.70

22.7mm

56.90

Flag Staff

4.6mm

57.10

 

57.10

17mm

57.15

Land of Canaan

1.1mm

57.10

 

55.65

53.1mm

55.50

Mahaica Creek

 

54.70

 

54.80

 

54.90


PROGNOSIS:
The Hydrometrological Services predicted partly cloudy conditions becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers and outburst of thunder over Regions 1 to 4 and 10. Mostly cloudy conditions with scattered showers in the afternoon hours are expected in the other regions. Rainfall is expected to be between 0.0mm and 15.0mm today, May 11, 2012.

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Flooding in Guyana - Situation Report # 4 PDF Print E-mail

EVENT:
As a result of heavy and continuous rainfall over the last 72 hours, several areas in all ten (10) Regions of Guyana were reported to be flooded. The water levels at the four (4) locations in the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) have been recorded as follows:

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

EVENT:
As a result of heavy and continuous rainfall over the last 60 hours, several areas in all ten (10) Regions of Guyana were reported to be flooded. The water level in the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) over the last three (3) days fluctuated as follows:

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