Heavy and continuous rainfall between Wednesday and Thursday left several communities and farmlands in Regions Two and Three inundated yesterday and the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) dispatched Rapid Damage Assessment Teams to assess the situation.

The situation on the Essequibo Coast, Stabroek News was told, was exacerbated as the regional administration failed to deliver fuel to irrigation pump stations. However, Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt told this publication that all pumps and sluices were eventually put into operation to alleviate the flooding.


According to a report issued by the National Weather Watch Centre at Timehri, between 8 am on Wednesday and 8 am on Thursday (24hrs), some areas in regions One and Two had experienced more than an inch of accumulated rainfall.

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