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The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) on Sunday reported that assessments conducted in critically affected areas in Regions Two, Three, Four, Five and Ten discovered that some 1543 homes have been directly impacted by heavy rainfall, thundershowers and above normal high tides which have impacted sea and river defences.
In a statement, the CDC said that it has thus far contributed 1649 cleaning hampers to households and the Regional and Neighbourhood Democratic Councils. The Commission has also collaborated with the Democratic Councils and have deployed assessment teams with the support of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard (CG) personnel and maritime assets.
Several flood and prevention alerts have been issued also.
“The CDC will continue to participate in the NEOC and distribute sandbags on demand. The Commission continues to monitor weather across all ten administrative regions and provide updates and advisories while continuing coordination with RDCs and NDCs,” the statement said.
The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in collaboration with the members of National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) which comprises representatives from the Office of the Prime Minister, Mayor & City Councillors of Georgetown, Ministry of Local Government, Guyana Hydrometerological Services, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of Health, Guyana Police Force, Guyana Defence Force, National Drainage & Irrigation Authority, Guyana Red Cross Society, Rotary Club of Georgetown and St. John’s Ambulance Brigade have been actively engaged in disaster management activities.