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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.

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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.

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