The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) through the National Emergency Monitoring Systems (NEMS) this morning dispatched teams to assess possible damage that may have occurred due to high winds and heavy rainfall reported across the coast of Guyana.

Much of the weather conditions started around 03:00hrs and lasted until shortly after 06:00hrs. Several yards were flooded but it was observed that the waters were quickly receding with no significant damage reported, the CDC said.

It noted that there were sporadic reports of slight damages that were controlled by householders while three (3) households in Vryheid’s Lust, Success and Lamaha Park (Demerara-Mahaica); and two (2) at Westberry and Line Dam Queenstown on the Essequibo Coast (Pomeroon-Supenaam) suffered varying degrees of damages to rooftops.

Some damage to public infrastructure occurred. The commentator’s booth at Uitvlugt Community Centre ground collapsed while live wires were burst from main poles to private homes at De Groute, West Bank Demerara.

Bartica (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) has reported severe flooding and the Regional Disaster Response Management Services (RDRMS) will continue to monitor activities in the regions with support from CDC.


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