Weather Alert: Severe flooding impacting all regions of the country

Event: The Government of Guyana has declared a Flood Emergency in response to the flooding that has impacted all regions of the country, in particular regions 2, 5, 6, 7 and 10. Georgetown is expected to continue experiencing periodic high intensity rainfall/thunderstorms in the coming days.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid flooded and low-lying coastal and riverine areas.
  • Do not drive through large areas of standing or moving water.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Place sandbags where needed.
  • Unplug all electrical items which may come into contact with floodwaters
  • Call the Civil Defense Commission, 24 hours National Emergency Monitoring System  (NEMS) on 623.1700, 600.7500, or 226.1114 to report flooding in your community.