The Spring Tide Advisory has taken effect and will remain in effect until March 24, according to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure.
In a statement, the Ministry reported that the predicted tide indicates above normal levels for the period.
The Ministry said 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:
- Pomeroon River Banks
- San Souci to Sarah and Maria’s Pleasure to Meerzorg, Wakenaam Island
- Cane Field/Amsterdam, Endeavour/Blenheim, Cane Garden – Leguan Island
- Windsor Forest to DeWillem, West Coast Demerara, Parika Market Area and Salem to Sparta, E.B.E
- Water Street, Georgetown, Chapman Grove/Greenfield, E.C.D, Helena # 1 & 2, Mahaica.
- Prospect, Mahaicony.
The highest tides are expected to be on Thursday March 21, 2019 at 4:21 am and 4:26 pm at a height of 3.30 metres and on Friday March 22, 2019 at 5:01pm at a height of 3.31 metres.
In addition to mentioned 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. The 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.