Heavy rain over the last 24 hours and this morning resulted in Mahdia in Region Eight, (Potaro-Siparuni) being flooded, DPI/GINA said.
Region Eight Regional Chairman, Bonaventure Fredericks told DPI/GINA that in some parts of Mahdia the water level on the roadway is approximately four feet deep.
Some 500 homes are affected and road access to the airstrip has been cut off. However there has been no report of damage to residents’ properties except for a mechanic shop which is under three feet of water.
Fredericks said that the water is receding quickly and the region has already engaged the Civil Defence Commission to be on the alert and prepared for any emergencies. The Region is also looking to undertake emergency drainage works to relieve the condition as it continues to monitor the situation.
When DPI/GINA contacted Director General CDC, Retired Colonel, Chabilall Ramsarup he said that indeed the CDC was contacted about the situation in Mahdia. He explained CDC is awaiting the update of the assessment from the Region to determine the necessary interventions.
The Regional Chairman said the situation is under control at the moment.
Two weeks ago, other parts of Region Eight and Region Seven were flooded by a combination of heavy rain and swollen rivers.