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

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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