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Thursday, February 09, 2006
Guyana Flood Update: MMA Still Seriously Affected

Hardbeatnews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thurs. Feb. 9, 2006: The Mahaica, Mahaicony, Abary areas in Guyana remains flooded almost two months after flood waters inundated residents.

Yesterday President Bharat Jagdeo admitted that, the MMA area is “the worst (flooded) part of the country.” Still he advised residents in those areas, who are living in shelters or under water, “… to know that the government would remain engaged.”

Extensive rainfall, which began in December 2005, caused widespread flooding to both residential areas and farmlands in Regions One – Six, hitting the riverain areas the hardest.

The heavy rainfall saw the East Demerara Water Conservancy rising to threatening levels and the water being blown through the Maduni and Lama sluices. This compounded the flood situation in the MMA areas where farmers have lost thousands in livestock, cattle, rice and cash crops. – Hardbeatnews.com