Severe floods hit Guyana and Suriname

Residents of Bartica are experiencing the worst flooding in years, Mayor Gifford Marshall said.

In a post on Facebook. Marshall said hours of heavy rains have caused widespread flooding in low-lying and other areas. “We regret to report that the highest water rise is expected in a few hours. In light of the above, we ask that you prepare and take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of your property. The council will continue to keep you informed of the situation as we remain in place and monitor the situation,” Marshall told residents.

Reports of severe flooding were also coming in from other parts of Guyana.

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