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.

EVENTS:

There has been continuous heavy rainfall in Region 9 and in the Roraima State of Brazil resulting in the Rio Branco and Takuta 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. These flood waters continue to rise and it has been reported that at its present level, it is the highest since 1973.

Message: Early morning rains (April 12, 2011) cause flooding in Barbados, Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Virgin Islands is monitoring the weather conditions.

Event:
The Meteorology Office has advised that a low level trough in the vicinity of the Southern Lesser Antilles is creating unstable weather conditions. This has led to torrential rains in the Windward Islands. CDEMA has received reports of flooding in some areas of Barbados, Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Landslides have also been reported in Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Message:

Surface trough dumps heavy rains which resulted in severe flooding and landslides in Saint Lucia.

Event:

A surface trough began affecting Saint Lucia from about 9:00 p.m. on November 17, 2010, producing heavy rains throughout the island.  This has resulted in several landslides and widespread flooding.
Prognosis:
The forecast over the next 24 hours is for more rain.

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