The Ministry of Public Infrastructure would like to advise the general public to take all necessary precautions during the spring tides period of January 19, 2019 to January 25, 2019. The predicted tide indicates above normal levels for this impending period. The Sea and River Defence Department considers the following areas to be particularly susceptible to possible flooding as a result of storm surges which may induce overtopping of sea/river defence structures:
The highest tides are expected to be on Tuesday January 22, 2018 at 4:55 pm at a height of 3.30 metres and on Monday and Wednesday January 21 and 23, 2019 at 4:06pm and 5:44pm respectively at a height of 3.26 metres. In addition to the captioned locations, all persons residing along the banks of rivers and low-lying coastal areas are advised to take all the necessary precautions against possible flooding. Precaution should also be taken by all mariners including those operating fishing vessels and larger vessels. Use of beaches and foreshore areas for recreational purposes during this period is not advised.
Contact Telephone nos. 225-9868, 226 -1070, 226-4368, 654-4226, 654-4227, 623-1161.
The Chief Sea & River Defence Officer
Ministry of Public Infrastructure
Wight's Lane, Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana
Ministry of Public Infrastructure (592)-225-7420 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.