Demerara and Berbice can expect some 80mm of rainfall over the next four days.
Yesterday, hydrometerological reports stated that in areas where an average of 1.5 inches of rainfall is usually recorded there will now be some eight to nine inches.
According to the report there will be thunderstorms over Regions Two to Seven and Ten.
Yesterday Minister of Agriculture, Robert Persaud, hosted an emergency meeting with the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority board to review the ongoing drainage response to the current intense rainfall.
During the meeting the Minister said that efforts are ongoing to ensure that water accumulating on the land is drained in a timely manner, since the high level of rain being recorded is well above that which the current drainage system can accommodate.
As such the RDCs and NDCs have been urged to be more vigilant and proactive in their response.
Persaud also announced that additional resources will be made available to the affected regions to boost their drainage efforts.
Addressing the current flooding, Chief Executive Officer of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Lionel Wordsworth, said that all pumps and sluices are operable and are being closely monitored.
Wordsworth noted that, while the water level in the drainage system along the coast of Regions Three and Four are receding rapidly by gravity flow and pumping, there is an incremental increase in the water level in the upper reaches of the Mahaica and Mahaicony Creeks.
He said that constant monitoring and evaluation of the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) is ongoing while assuring that there are no threats to the structure.
Reports yesterday stated that in Region Two there were no reports of flooding or any reports of high water.
In Region Three, there were reports of minor flooding, the Minister was told yesterday.
The water is now receding slowly and authorities are monitoring the situation.
Flood waters are receding rapidly in Region Four, with flooded areas including Bachelor’s Adventure, Bay Ruth, Paradise, Enterprise and Ann’s Grove.
Yesterday there were no reports of rainfall in Greenfield, Bee Hive and Cane Ville.
Water levels are high on the East Coast Demerara and authorities are continuing to monitor the situation, the NDIA report stated.
In Region Five flood waters are receding. There were no reports of flooding yesterday.
Water levels are manageable in Region Six, the Minister was told.
While there were reports of flooding in Linden, the water levels there are also manageable.
The report stated that ongoing drainage activities are geared towards ensuring that all drainage systems remain operable and fully functional in order to rapidly release water from the land.
The NDIA has a fleet of 28 excavators which were deployed to undertake critical drainage works in the regions.
The drainage system comprises 76 drainage pumps of various capacities.
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