The Toshao at Rockstone, Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice (Region 10), Flagon Carter, has confirmed that some homes are flooded due to recent heavy rainfall.
Three (3) homes are reported to be inundated but the residents have chosen to remain in their homes and manage the situation. Water is said to be approximately one foot in height, and houses along the banks of the creek have accumulated flood waters in their yards. The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is working with the Toshao and regional authorities to monitor the situation and render aid if necessary.
Meanwhile Regional Chairman Deron Adams, said the Regional Disaster Preparedness Committee in collaboration with the security forces and other stakeholders, is closely monitoring the situation in an effort to enforce preventative measures so that the region will not be severely hit as it was last May/June.
A number of systems have been implemented to mitigate the effects of possible flooding in vulnerable communities across the region such as Kwakwani, Coomacka, Kara Kara, Speightland, low lying Wismar communities and communities located in the Upper-Demerara River. Last year, Region 10 experienced one of the worst floods in decades. Scores of families were forced to evacuation their homes and take shelter in public buildings. The Upper-Berbice community of Kwakwani was severely hit. Adams said to date, there has only been reports of flooding from Rockstone.