The National Hurricane Center in Miami, FL is advising that a tropical wave accompanied by a well-defined low pressure system is located about 1150 miles East-South-east of the Lesser Antilles as of 2:00 p.m. July 29, 2011. This disturbance continues to show signs of organization and environmental conditions are favorable for development during the next few days as the system moves west-northwest at about 15 to 20 mph.

A total of sixty one (61) Amerindian communities in Central, South Central, North, Deep South and South Pakararaimas have been impacted by the floods in Region 9 Guyana. As of June 23, 2011, water continues to recede in all of the impacted areas, with the most significant decrease in Central Rupununi which includes Lethem and its immediate environs. Click here for further details.

The Civil  Defence Commission in Guyana  has reported  extensive flooding in Lethem, St Ignatius and other low lying areas of  Region 9.  Continuous heavy rainfall in Region 9 and in the Roraima State of Brazil has resulted in the Rio Branco and Takuta Rivers overflowing their banks and more than 60% of Lethem inundated. Farmlands and roads in the region are flooded and bridges are damaged. Click here for full report.

CDEMA Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. Resilience Way, Lower Estate, St. Michael Tel: (246) 434-4880, Fax: (246) 271-3660
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