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Guyana: Georgetown is flooded

Categories: Caribbean, Guyana, Environment

georgetown flood [1]

“This is the Demerara Cricket Club ground behind that wall – an enclosed wading pool with the slightest rain fall..it must now be a veritable lake,” writes [1] Flickr user Chennette [2], a Trinidadian living in Guyana, in the caption to the image above:

I woke up this morning to find water up to my gate. It's all over town, many people on ground floors have water. It's not that high in some areas, like Queenstown for example, but I am not driving out there when I can't tell where the canals end and the road begins. Not to mention unknowingly stumbling upon feet rather than inches of water…It's not yet the floods of December 2004-January 2005, but I am thinking of that…      

This evening Chennette [2] reports via FlickrMail that “the water hasn't really taken over the city completely, and it has receded in many areas, but that area of Queenstown hasn't changed at all. At all. What I am not looking forward to is the night time rains.”