Director General of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig, along with members from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) On Saturday visited a number of communities in the Lower and Middle Mazaruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) where significant decline of the flood waters was observed.
Colonel Craig was accompanied by The CDEMA Preparedness and Response Manager, Joanne Persad and Programme Officer Rasheed Pinder, who are currently in Guyana leading the team conducting the Detailed Damage Sector Assessment (D.D.S.A) on Guyana’s flooding situation.
In a statement released on Monday, the team highlighted the need for more aggressive health interventions, which would be communicated to the Ministry of Health. Region Seven is one of the five regions which were hardest hit by the flooding in Guyana causing several families to relocate inland, on boats and pontoons since their homes were covered by as much as 12 to 15 feet of water.
Additionally, the two teams which conducted D.D.S.A data gathering in Region Seven have concluded their field work in that region and are now working on their data analysis that will form part of the D.D.S.A report which will be submitted to Guyana.
D.D.S.A are also being done for Regions Two, Five, Six and ten.