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Two communities in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven) have reported that there is significant flooding. Devil’s Hold, a village along the Cuyuni River, and Eteringbang, a village along the border with Venezuela, have both indicated that water levels are rising due to rains.
In a press release the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) said it has received updates that the water at Devil’s Hold is relatively high, even though rains have stopped in the area at the moment. At Eteringbang, the water level is approximately 12 inches, but rain continues in that location. The CDC will work closely with the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) representatives to monitor and assess the situation closely.
Meanwhile, Head of the National Taskforce on Flood Monitoring, Prime Minister Brigadier (Ret’d), Mark Phillips, has committed to supplying aid to any impacted region. The rains have since caused flooding in Regions Two, Five, Nine, 10 and now Seven.
Additionally, the Hydrometeorological Service forecasts minimal rainfall over the next few days, but precipitation will increase exponentially by Wednesday. The ‘Above Normal High Tide Advisory’ is also in effect and will continue until June 2, 2022. The CDC continues to urge all residents to remain vigilant and cautious during this rainy season, and to report any impacts to local authorities or the National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) on 600-7500 or 226-1114 at any time.