Region 8 residents in need of emergency supplies

 

Flood waters have receded approximately two feet in the Chenapou Community of Region 8, and according to Toshao Michael Mc Garrel, this is of great relief to villagers.

During an interview with Guyana Daily News, Mc Garrel said the situation is still very troubling since they have lost all forms of communication with villagers from Kaibarupai community.

That community is severely affected by the rising flood waters.

“We have not been able to make any more contact with villagers from Kaibarupai since the first day of the flood. When we were talking they told us that they are afraid they might lose communication due to the rising level of the water,” the Toshao noted.

He said that the community relies solely on high frequency radio “and with communication down we cannot ascertain the exact situation. We have however been coordinating with officials from the North Pakaraima District Council to get as much information as possible since they are on the ground,” Mc Garrel explained.

He said that the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) though, it is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has been working diligently to bring relief to the approximately 560 residents who have been affected.

“APA chartered a flight and one of our representatives is in Mahdia at present in the process of shuttling emergency supplies for the affected residents, so far all we are hearing is that Government sending help but no one is forthcoming. We cannot sit and wait on them this is an emergency,” Mc Garrel noted.

He also said the APA bought a number of over the counter emergency medications to assist with any illnesses as a result of the flood.

The Village Captain said another flight is expected to be chartered on Sunday to take in emergency supplies for the affected residents. The APA is currently asking anyone desirous of making donation to contact their lot 200 Charlotte Street Georgetown Office or call telephone numbers, 227 – 0275, 223 – 8150, 697 – 3903.

Meanwhile, in a release from the Ministry of the Presidency, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said that that President Granger has instructed that all available resources be utilized to bring immediate relief to those affected by the severe flood.

“The Government is working assiduously to bring relief to all of the residents of the communities that have been affected by the flood. The response by the state has been prompt and decisive and citizens can be assured that the Government will take the necessary steps to ensure that the lives and livelihood of those affected by the flood be brought to normalcy in as short time as possible.The president was notified and he mandated that all resources be utilized to ensure that this happens the CDC has my full authorization to coordinate relief efforts necessary,” Harmon Stated.

In addition, Colonel Chabilall Ramsarup assured that the Civil Defense Commission (CDC) is working around the clock to make supplies such as food, clothing, tents, blankets and other necessities available in the shortest time possible, the statement added.

The rising flood waters in the Region 8 area have severely affected the villages of Chenapou, Waipa, Kaibarupai and. Itabc. It was reported that some fifteen houses were completely submerged and one was washed away.

Guyana Daily News understands that intense rainfall along with the overtopping of nearby rivers contributed to the devastating flooding in the region.

 

Flood waters have receded approximately two feet in the Chenapou Community of Region 8, and according to Toshao Michael Mc Garrel, this is of great relief to villagers.

During an interview with Guyana Daily News, Mc Garrel said the situation is still very troubling since they have lost all forms of communication with villagers from Kaibarupai community.

That community is severely affected by the rising flood waters.

“We have not been able to make any more contact with villagers from Kaibarupai since the first day of the flood. When we were talking they told us that they are afraid they might lose communication due to the rising level of the water,” the Toshao noted.

He said that the community relies solely on high frequency radio “and with communication down we cannot ascertain the exact situation. We have however been coordinating with officials from the North Pakaraima District Council to get as much information as possible since they are on the ground,” Mc Garrel explained.

He said that the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) though, it is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has been working diligently to bring relief to the approximately 560 residents who have been affected.

“APA chartered a flight and one of our representatives is in Mahdia at present in the process of shuttling emergency supplies for the affected residents, so far all we are hearing is that Government sending help but no one is forthcoming. We cannot sit and wait on them this is an emergency,” Mc Garrel noted.

He also said the APA bought a number of over the counter emergency medications to assist with any illnesses as a result of the flood.

The Village Captain said another flight is expected to be chartered on Sunday to take in emergency supplies for the affected residents. The APA is currently asking anyone desirous of making donation to contact their lot 200 Charlotte Street Georgetown Office or call telephone numbers, 227 – 0275, 223 – 8150, 697 – 3903.

Meanwhile, in a release from the Ministry of the Presidency, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said that that President Granger has instructed that all available resources be utilized to bring immediate relief to those affected by the severe flood.

“The Government is working assiduously to bring relief to all of the residents of the communities that have been affected by the flood. The response by the state has been prompt and decisive and citizens can be assured that the Government will take the necessary steps to ensure that the lives and livelihood of those affected by the flood be brought to normalcy in as short time as possible.The president was notified and he mandated that all resources be utilized to ensure that this happens the CDC has my full authorization to coordinate relief efforts necessary,” Harmon Stated.

In addition, Colonel Chabilall Ramsarup assured that the Civil Defense Commission (CDC) is working around the clock to make supplies such as food, clothing, tents, blankets and other necessities available in the shortest time possible, the statement added.

The rising flood waters in the Region 8 area have severely affected the villages of Chenapou, Waipa, Kaibarupai and. Itabc. It was reported that some fifteen houses were completely submerged and one was washed away.

Guyana Daily News understands that intense rainfall along with the overtopping of nearby rivers contributed to the devastating flooding in the region.

 

Flood waters have receded approximately two feet in the Chenapou Community of Region 8, and according to Toshao Michael Mc Garrel, this is of great relief to villagers.

During an interview with Guyana Daily News, Mc Garrel said the situation is still very troubling since they have lost all forms of communication with villagers from Kaibarupai community.

That community is severely affected by the rising flood waters.

“We have not been able to make any more contact with villagers from Kaibarupai since the first day of the flood. When we were talking they told us that they are afraid they might lose communication due to the rising level of the water,” the Toshao noted.

He said that the community relies solely on high frequency radio “and with communication down we cannot ascertain the exact situation. We have however been coordinating with officials from the North Pakaraima District Council to get as much information as possible since they are on the ground,” Mc Garrel explained.

He said that the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) though, it is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has been working diligently to bring relief to the approximately 560 residents who have been affected.

“APA chartered a flight and one of our representatives is in Mahdia at present in the process of shuttling emergency supplies for the affected residents, so far all we are hearing is that Government sending help but no one is forthcoming. We cannot sit and wait on them this is an emergency,” Mc Garrel noted.

He also said the APA bought a number of over the counter emergency medications to assist with any illnesses as a result of the flood.

The Village Captain said another flight is expected to be chartered on Sunday to take in emergency supplies for the affected residents. The APA is currently asking anyone desirous of making donation to contact their lot 200 Charlotte Street Georgetown Office or call telephone numbers, 227 – 0275, 223 – 8150, 697 – 3903.

Meanwhile, in a release from the Ministry of the Presidency, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said that that President Granger has instructed that all available resources be utilized to bring immediate relief to those affected by the severe flood.

“The Government is working assiduously to bring relief to all of the residents of the communities that have been affected by the flood. The response by the state has been prompt and decisive and citizens can be assured that the Government will take the necessary steps to ensure that the lives and livelihood of those affected by the flood be brought to normalcy in as short time as possible.The president was notified and he mandated that all resources be utilized to ensure that this happens the CDC has my full authorization to coordinate relief efforts necessary,” Harmon Stated.

In addition, Colonel Chabilall Ramsarup assured that the Civil Defense Commission (CDC) is working around the clock to make supplies such as food, clothing, tents, blankets and other necessities available in the shortest time possible, the statement added.

The rising flood waters in the Region 8 area have severely affected the villages of Chenapou, Waipa, Kaibarupai and. Itabc. It was reported that some fifteen houses were completely submerged and one was washed away.

Guyana Daily News understands that intense rainfall along with the overtopping of nearby rivers contributed to the devastating flooding in the region.

 


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