CDEMA, CARPHA among Caribbean partners updated on Guyana flood situation

irector General of the Civil Defence Commission, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig (Photo via Department of Public Information)

(Department of Public Information Press Release) Director General of the Civil Defence Commission, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig (on Thursday) updated the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the United Nations Resident Coordinators’ Offices in the Caribbean on Guyana’s Flood Situation, during a Caribbean Partner Donor Group meeting held virtually.

The Director General informed the regional partners that the situation within the country has been classified as a Level 2 event, which means that the national capacity to respond is not overwhelmed but some external assistance is required and being sought through CDEMA’s Regional Response Mechanism (RRM) to augment efforts in a bid to effectively protect lives, livelihoods, and the environment within these localities and the country at large.

The Regional Partners were told that homes are almost completely inundated, livestock and domestic animals in distress and farmlands inundated resulting in crop damages, with regions 2, 5, 6, 7 and 10 surpassing their regional capacity.

To date, 28, 427 households have been affected with the CDC having to evacuate 149 persons to six shelters, and there are plans to establish another three shelters.

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