Twelve families have been affected as a result of flash storms that caused flooding and damages to their homes.
According to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) one resident in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) reported that on Tuesday evening their property was damaged when high winds impacted their roof, causing it to collapse almost entirely. There was a thunderstorm that affected the entire Region and also region Five (Mahaica/Berbice) on Tuesday evening.
The CDC has since sent a team who conducted a damage assessment of the property.
Meanwhile, Kato and North Pakaraimas, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), a flash storm comprised of heavy rainfall and strong winds impacted eleven homes.
The CDC said residents there have reported damages to household structures. Regional officials have reportedly conducted an assessment and relayed that information to the CDC. As a result, the Commission has prepared relief items such as hammocks, blankets, clothing, tarpaulin, water containers, buckets and disinfectant which will be dispatched to the Region as soon as possible, the CDC said in a release.