President Ali asks citizens not to underestimate scale of flood

Amid the extensive flooding in Guyana, thousands of Guyanese people are suffering from the devastating affects of the disaster. The President - Dr Irfaan Ali, mourned the loss of livelihood and the destruction of homes and farms.

Guyana: Amid the extensive flooding in Guyana, thousands of Guyanese people are suffering from the devastating affects of the disaster. The President – Dr Irfaan Ali, mourned the loss of livelihood and the destruction of homes and farms.

President Ali stated that many people across Guyana are facing the worst disaster ever. The entire lives of people have been destroyed in Jawalla and Kamarang, where their everything they worked for all their life has disappeared. The President made these statements at the Saipem Guyana Offshore Construction Facility opening, located on Water Street, Georgetown.

Hundreds of homes have been ruined in Guyana amid the extensive flooding. At Jawalla, in Upper Mazaruni, around 60 households have been wholly affected as per the initial estimation, while approximately 169 farms were also flooded.

The President of Guyana further stated that during his interaction with the people of the flood-affected regions of the country, he was informed that a farmer who had livestock over the last four generations lost everything in flood, and the other farmer lost his whole Avacado farm as a consequence of the flood.

President Ali pleaded the people of Guyana not to underestimate the scale of the disaster, and at the same time, reminded them how fortunate the residents of Region Four East Coast are owing to the efficacy of the Hope Canal and its capacity to take off extensive volumes of water.

“This would take some time to recover from, mining camps are empty, infrastructure in some situations, destroyed. Seeing the situation gives you the full length of the seriousness of the situation that you’re faced with right now,” President Ali added.

The President further assured the people that the Guyana government is working tirelessly to help them get back to regular times. The safety of the residents and the supply of emergency items, inclusive of food and medical supply, is the government’s foremost priority at this crucial time.