As Guyana continues to experience frequent showers and isolated thunderstorms, the CDC is urging all citizens to adhere to the flood prevention measures. Ensure your drains are cleaned and desist from throwing garbage in drains and on parapets.
Over the last two days, a team from CDC has been conducting rapid flood assessments in the City and on the East Bank Demerara and it is observed that community cleanliness is not adhered to. The CDC is, therefore, appealing to citizens to keep their drains and parapets clean so floodwaters can recede quickly.
The National Weather Watch Center extended forecast predicts that during the months of May, June, and July all regions across Guyana will experience above normal rainfall which may cause flash-floods and potential landslides and over-topping of waterways.
The Commission also reminds persons to adhere to the COVID-19 precautions. If you must render assistance, remember to wear a mask correctly and sanitize after rendering aid.
Further, kindly call the Civil Defence Commission, 24 hours National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) on 623.1700, 600.7500, or 226.1114 to report flooding in your community.