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THE United States government has deployed specialists here and is flying in boats to help evacuate flood victims as the international response to the Guyana Government’s appeal for help gathers momentum.
The International Red Cross has flown in supplies and Brazil said it is tomorrow flying in another shipment of relief items to help meet the needs of tens of thousands of flood victims.
Officials said plans for a massive tent city for some 20,000 displaced residents at the Timehri racing circuit were getting off the ground and food delivery and health teams yesterday continued fanning out in Georgetown and other affected areas on the East Coast Demerara, East Bank Demerara and West Demerara.
The danger of water rising further on the East Coast Demerara eased a bit yesterday with more pumps being deployed to drain off flood waters.
Mr. Ravi Narine, Chief Executive Officer of the National Drainage and Irrigation Board (NDIB), told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that the level of the flood water had fallen between Mahaica and Enmore.
However, the level of the water between Enmore and Georgetown had only stabilised due to overtopping from the East Demerara Water Conservancy, he told GINA.
Many villages remained under several feet of water and thousands of residents flocked higher ground on the main roads and gathered at shelters to collect food and other supplies.