-CDC distributes hampers to affected families
Following heavy rainfall on Monday, which resulted in the inundation of several communities on both the Mackenzie and Wismar shores, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), on Tuesday, responded to the call made by Regional Chairman Deron Adams, to render the needed assistance to the affected families.
Approximately 360 homes were flooded from the communities of First, Second and Third Alleys, Rainbow City, BlueBerry Hill, Silver City, Industrial Area and Central Mackenzie. Of these, 180 homes remain flooded on Tuesday.
The CDC team visited the communities and assessed the impact the flooding had on public and private infrastructure. The team also distributed cleaning and sanitizing hampers to the affected households. The team will then head to West Watooka, as the farming community is said to be one of the hardest hit by the flooding.
Regional Chairman Adams said he is looking for a multi-agency approach to provide a more lasting solution to the issue of flooding, since the rainy season has now commenced. These agencies include the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Chairman also reached out to Bosai Minerals Group Guyana (BMGG), in relation to the bauxite tailing pond that was overtopping as a result of the heavy rainfall and has caused erosion to the Kara Kara access road. Several departments in BOSAI were also flooded on Monday.