RAINY SEASON EXPECTED TO LAST UNTIL AUGUST

RAINY SEASON EXPECTED TO LAST UNTIL AUGUST………………..
Region 5 recorded most Rainfall in 24 Hours.

The May/June rainy season in Guyana usually lasts until the end of July or mid-August and this year, it is expected to be no different, Chief Meteorological Officer Dr Garvin Cummings stated recently to the Media .
Dr Cummings related that all Water Gauges and Stations are being maintained to monitor the current Weather Conditions.

Meanwhile, in a Statement released by the Office of the Prime Minister, Dr Cummings submitted in his Report that Rainfall over the last few Days has been excessive and indicated that Region Five had the most rainfall (Five Inches) within 24-Hours.

Prime Minister, Brigadier (ret’d) Mark Phillips is urging Residents in Flood-affected Areas and every other Citizen to properly dispose of their Garbage to mitigate against Flooding.

The Prime Minister revealed that Drains and Canals continue to be clogged with Garbage and unnecessary Items and this he noted can exacerbate Problems during the Rainy Season.

The Task Force is working through the Civil Defence Commission (CDC); the Ministry of Agriculture via the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) and the Hydrometeorological Service; the Ministry of Housing and Water; and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).

Other Members of the Taskforce, including Minister of Agriculture Zulfikar Mustapha and Minister of Housing and Water Collin Croal.
also offered Comments on the ongoing Works to assist Residents.

The Taskforce, via the relevant Agencies and Ministries, will monitor the developing Situation continuously and provide Updates as they are available. Persons are encouraged 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.

 

Edward Anthony Persaud

INDEPENDENT MEDIA PRACTISING PROFESSIONAL

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