Heavy winds spark chaos at Uitvlugt Market; flooding to continue as rain persists

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FLooding[www.inewsguyana.com] – Vendors at the Uitvlugt Market, West Coast Demerara were taken by surprise when heavy winds dismantled their wooden stalls this morning, Friday January 09.

One vendor told iNews that the zinc on the roof of the Uitvlugt Community Center was also blown off during the mini storm, along with several electrical wires.

The winds also blew off the tarpaulins of several stalls at the market and even resulted in the injury of a male vendor, whose stall was completely shattered. 

“We’ve never seen anything like this before,” one vendor reported to iNews.

Meanwhile, Guyana’s Hydromet Office is advising that residents of low lying and flood prone areas must exercise all precautionary measures during this times as water accumulations and/or flooding will continue and may result in some areas.

Mainly overcast skies can be expected throughout Guyana with moderate to heavy intermittent rain. Rainfall is expected between 0.0 mm to 50.0 mm.

Wind Conditions: mostly calm becoming windy at times during showers

Tidal Information:

Low Tide: 12:33 hours, height of 0.84 of a meter.

High Tide: 18:21 hours, height of 2.81 meters which is above normal

Small craft operators, marine users and sea bathers are advised that rough seas can be expected with above normal sea swells. Above normal high tide will end today January 9, 2015.

Weather Outlook for the next four (4) days as from Saturday January 10, 2015 to Tuesday January 13, 2015 across Guyana is as follows:

Saturday: cloudy to overcast skies over coastal areas with occasional light to moderate showers. Other areas, partly sunny skies can be expected. Rainfall is expected between 0.0 mm to 20.0 mm.

Sunday: mostly cloudy skies with occasional showers can be expected throughout Guyana. Rainfall is expected between 0.0 mm to 30.0 mm.

Monday and Tuesday, mainly overcast skies can be expected throughout Guyana with frequent moderate to heavy rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. Rainfall is expected between 0.0 mm to 60.0 mm.

2 COMMENTS

  1. WHEN OH WHEN will they ever build a proper defence? ITS ABOUT BLOODY THE GOVERNMENT STOPS STEALING THE MONEY AND INVEST IN THE COUNTRY. ITS A SIMPLE SOLUTION IF THEY WOULD ONLY STOP THING ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THINK ABOUT THE PEOPLE.

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