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Flood warning issued

The Doppler The National Weather Watch Centre at Hyde Park, Timehri

Weather forecasters on Sunday warned of possible flooding in several areas due to frequent showers over the next 24 hours along the coast.

“We are cautioning residence especially in low lying regions to take precautionary measures against flooding,” said the Ministry of Agriculture.

The ministry, which has responsibility for the Hydro-Meteorological Department including the Timehri Doppler Weather Station, said the bulk of the rainfall would occur in east and west Berbice. “Heaviest rainfall expected over Region Five and Six. Given high water levels in canals and saturated land flooding conditions can result.”

Areas for attention include Black Bush Polder and villages of Lower and Central Corentyne, Canal Polder, Pomeroon and a number of villages along the Essequibo.

The Agriculture Ministry said The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), regional officials and Neighbourhood Democratic Councils a”re closely monitoring the situation,” said the Agriculture Ministry.

The ministry advised the public to contact us on its hotline numbers 227 – 5049,223 – 7291, 643 4369(SMS ONLY)  to report any flooding or breach.

The Ministry of Agriculture said it would continue to monitor the situation and will bring the public updates as they unfold.